Skip to comments.IAF aircraft kill two Hamas militants in Gaza strike: THE WAY IT'S DONE
Posted on 11/01/2005 7:28:39 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl
An Israel Air Force strike on a car killed two Palestinian militants, including a leading Hamas man, in the Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday afternoon.
Hassan Al-Madhoun was killed together with Hamas operative Fawzi Abu Al-Qara.
Nine bystanders were wounded in the airstrike in the Jabalya refugee camp, Palestinian doctors said.
Madhoun, a top fugitive whom Israel has accused of planning deadly bombings at Ashdod port and the Karni crossing between Gaza and Israel. Ten Israelis were killed in the Ashdod attack in 2004. He was also responsible for attempting to send a female suicide bomber from Gaza to Be'er Sheva's Soroka Medical Center.
"This is an open war," said Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri. "They (the Israelis) are going to pay a heavy price for their crimes."
Dozens of angry militants rushed to the local hospital where the bodies were taken. The gunmen fired into the air and chanted "revenge, revenge."
The missiles hit the car only a few minutes after a convoy carrying Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas passed through the area, according to Palestinian security officials.
A spokesman from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, with whom Madhoun had previously worked, said that "our retaliation will be equal to the size of the crime." The spokesman, who identified himself as Abu Ahmed, was masked and carried an M-16 assault rifle.
Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Israel was sabotaging Palestinian efforts to shore up a truce by carrying out the air strike.
IDF arrests 12 fugitives in Jenin Israel Defense Forces soldiers arrested 12 Islamic Jihad fugitives in the northern West Bank before dawn on Tuesday, including an 18-year-old Palestinian from Jenin who planned to carry out a suicide bombing.
An IDF soldier was lightly wounded by a bomb during the raid.
The raid in the city of Jenin and the nearby town of Qabatya was the latest in a series of IDF operations against armed groups, with particular focus on the Islamic Jihad, which has carried out suicide bombings and other attacks since the disengagement from Gaza.
Meanwhile, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning fired two Qassam rockets at the western Negev region.
IDF operations in the Jenin and Tul Karm areas are expected to continue for several days, accompanied by strict travel curbs on Palestinians living around the two cities.
Heading the most-wanted list in Jenin is Iyad Abu-Roub, believed to be the Jihad commander of the northern West Bank since the assassination of the Jihad's former military chief there a week ago.
The IDF operation is being carried out largely by the Nahal infantry brigade.
In a separate operation in the village of Zurif, located west of Bethlehem, eight men suspected of belonging to Hamas were arrested overnight.
A Palestinian gunman firing in the air at the funeral of Islamic Jihad militant Arshad Abu-Zeid in the West Bank town of Jenin on Monday. (AP)--Keep shooting into the air, geniuses.
Use all of this emotion you got right now to execute a frontal assault against Israel.
It can't fail.
Excellent news to begin the day.
Of course, the MSM fails to appreciate the incredible degree of restraint this shows, and the degree of skill and training required to do it effectively.
I love the IDF's early retirement plan for terrorists.
This was an air-strike? That was excellent shooting ... memo to self, don't mess with the Israeli Air Force
Too bad the other two lived so long.
One wonders if there is any video at Arutz Sheva or any place. Always nice to see the car swarm after these events.
They got no other targets cause if they pointed it to the IDF they would be toast. It's just abig bluff.
"I am deeply honored and flattered by the great faith you have placed in me, Muhammed, but by all that is Holy under Allah I am not worthy; only you are equal to the majestic office of Jihad Commander for the Northern West Bank District."
I love those burnt-car Pallie mobs. But then again I loved the howling ape-man sequences from "2001 Space Odyssey". There's something about evolution-challenged savagery fascinates.
It just makes me warm and fuzzy all over to know that my tax dollars helped put an M-16 in this jacktard's hands
Generations of 1st-cousin marriages takes a toll.
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