Israel Strikes Gaza Compounds, Kills Several Terrorists

Israel pounded several targets in Gaza following a barrage of more than 50 Kassam rockets and Katyusha missiles on Sderot and Ashkelon Wednesday.

Ezra HaLevi,

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Israel pounded several targets in Gaza following a barrage of more than 50 Kassam rockets and Katyusha missiles on Sderot and Ashkelon Wednesday.

The Air Force struck Hamas’s Gaza chief Ismail Haniyeh’s office Wednesday night,  and another Hamas compound, wounding dozens of people. Nobody was inside the buildings at the time, however.

"No one in Hamas, whether low ranking or among the senior ranks, will be immune," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert threatened in comments on the matter made from Japan.

In another strike early Thursday in Gaza’s Saja’iyeh neighborhood, three terrorists were killed. One man was a Hamas terrorist and the two others were of the Hizbullah-backed Popular Resistance Committee. Another terrorist was wounded in the strike. Two vehicles were targeted, with some of the terrorists having just returned from terrorists training in Arab countries, according to the IDF.

Two more strikes took place in Jabalya and Beit Hanoun.

Judea and Samaria Counter-Terror Operations Too
Two terrorists were killed by IDF forces during an operation in Shechem (Nablus), in northern Samaria. One belonged to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the other to Fatah, the faction currently embraced by the Israeli government as a partner for peace negotiations.

Six other terrorists were wounded in shootouts with IDF soldiers in area.

In Shechem’s Balata neighborhood, an IDF reconnaissance unit came under fire and responded, killing one terrorist and wounding another. Both those terrorists also belonged to the ruling Fatah faction.





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