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1 Terrorist Dead in IAF Strike on Gaza

Israeli fighter pilots have killed at least one terrorist and wounded three others in an air strike on the Gaza city of Zeitoun.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 7/12/2012, 2:06 PM

IAF air strike in Gaza
IAF air strike in Gaza
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Israeli fighter pilots have killed at least one terrorist and wounded three others in an air strike on the Gaza city of Zeitoun.

The strike, carried out Thursday, came in response to numerous attacks on southern Israel by Hamas terrorists over the past week.

Palestinian Authority sources said the attack took place east of Gaza City. One of the wounded was critically injured, according to the Gaza health ministry, the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency reported.

IDF sources confirmed the strike but not the number of wounded or killed.

Earlier in the day, IDF Armored Corps artillery forces attacked a Hamas terror cell in a joint operation with IAF aircraft. The cell, operating within Gaza, was in the process of preparing to launch an anti-tank missile at Israeli soldiers patrolling the security fence along the Gaza border.

On Monday, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai was targeted in anti-tank missile and sniper fire aimed at a group of farmers in a field, and vehicles that included a child's infant seat.

The baby seat was directly targeted, and the sniper didn't miss: a bullet hole pierced the center of the back of the infant's seat. Miraculously, the 7-month-old who usually occupied the seat was not there at the time.