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      Air Force Strikes Gaza for Fourth Time in 24 Hours, 2 Killed

      Terror rocket squad targeted in fourth IAF air strike in 24 hours. Two killed, 2 wounded.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 10/14/2012, 5:58 PM

      Israeli father views rocket damage, Netivot
      Israeli father views rocket damage, Netivot
      Israel news photo: Flash 90

      The Israel Air Force struck targets in the terrorist haven of Gaza for the fourth time in 24 hours Sunday afternoon. The IAF said the target was a terror squad that had fired a rocket at Israel a short time earlier, and was about to do so again.

      Sources in Gaza reported that two people had been killed and two others wounded in this latest IAF attack. 

      Arab witnesses said the latest Israeli strike targeted a motorcycle near Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, killing two terrorists in their early 20s.

      Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for the Hamas-run health ministry, told AFP the strike killed Ezzedine Abu Nasira, 23, and Ahmad Fatayer, 22, and left two more people in critical condition.

      An Israeli army spokeswoman said they were targeted after firing a rocket into Israel that struck in the Eshkol regional authority flanking the southern sector of the Gaza border, without causing injury.

      IAF strikes Saturday killed a leader of a Salafist group, Hisham a-Saedini, as well as another Salafist terrorist.

      All together, five people have been killed in IAF strikes on Gaza in the past 24 hours.

      Hisham al-Saedini was one of the founders of the Mujahideen Shura Council, said the IDF, noting that this organization is affiliated with Global Jihad and was involved in extensive terrorist activity against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers over the years.