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        8/24/2011, Av 24, 5771

      Islamic Jihad Claims Attacks


      The Islamic Jihad terrorist group has claimed responsibility for rocket attacks on southern Israel on Wednesday night. The group said the attacks were carried out in revenge for the assassination of senior terrorist Ismail Al-Asmar.

      IDF sources said Al-Asmar funded the terrorist assault near Eilat last week in which eight Israelis were killed, and had funded a second large-scale attack that Gaza terrorists had planned to carry out in the near future.