One killed in Israeli air raids

2011-11-05 22:30

Gaza City - A member of the militant group Islamic Jihad was killed and three other Palestinians were wounded in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Saturday, Palestinian medics and witnesses said.

Security sources said three raids targeted Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, with the initial two not causing casualties.

Witnesses said Abed Muhana, 20, a member of Al-Quds Brigades, armed wing of Islamic Jihad, was killed in the raid.

Medics said three other people were wounded but there was no immediate word on their condition.

An Israeli military spokesperson said the aircraft targeted "terrorists preparing to fire rockets at Israel".

On Thursday, two Palestinians were killed in an air strike in the northern Gaza Strip. Israel said its air force targeted a "terrorist squad" that had opened fire on troops in a border area.

That strike came after several days of calm in and around Gaza following a spike in violence last weekend when 12 Palestinian militants and an Israeli civilian were killed.

Militant groups say they are observing an Egyptian-brokered truce agreement but have reserved the right to reply to any Israeli fire, while Israel warns of action against any militants poised to fire rockets across the border.

  • Dirk - 2011-11-06 04:46

    Good on you Israel. You have every right to defend your country against barbaric attacks. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, bless Israel.

      Ask - 2012-01-21 11:50

      @Dirk - doesn't your Bible mention Ismael; we know he was not the white one..., btw, he was Abraham's son... I wonder why he was excluded???

  • Selwyn - 2011-11-06 05:00

    Tutu -got it wrong. Israel is not the side to blame.

  • Barry - 2011-11-06 08:29

    Sorry Tutu got it right.

      Anthony - 2011-11-06 08:57


      Barry - 2011-11-06 09:05

      1000% right. Israel rule by apartheid.

      Jaba - 2011-11-07 00:12

      wrong! Tutu has lost the plot - appeasement will not work.

      Ask - 2012-01-21 11:54

      @Barry - Ignore Anthony, he just rambles on and likes to play games; Ignore Jaba; he hates everyone that is not an Israeli... Tutu is my bra and he is right.

  • sycomachinery - 2011-11-06 08:29

    Good, why only one??

  • Ian - 2011-11-06 08:57

    good i like it and stuff you tutu

  • Adam - 2011-11-06 11:24

    "Israel said its air force targeted a "terrorist squad" that had opened fire on troops in a border area." firstly why is the world terror squad placed in inverted commas, are people who open fire on troops not worthy of being known as a terror squad? these are not freedom fioghters, they would have gladly opened fire on woman walking their babies has the troops not been there to protect the borders - im not making this up, just ask the palestinians their opinion. secondly, tutu, just because you have done good things in the past, does not give you the midas touch, not everything you do turns to gold buddy. you've made the wrong call here. why dont you ask your palestinian buddies how they feel about you being part of the church - wonder if they'll respect that

      Barry - 2011-11-06 16:58

      There are no terrorists in Israel/Palestine. That is why it is inverted commas. They are freedom fighters like the ANC used to be. What borders? Israel don't care about borders. It is all theirs and rule by apartheid. Bishop Tutu has always been on the right side of things. He is 100% on the money here as well.

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