Operation Protective Edge – Day 1: Five Gazans Reported Killed by IDF Fire

Watch: IDF releases footage of missile hits on Hamas training facilities, and IDF Navy attacking Gaza targets.

Israel airstrike on central Gaza killed an Islamic terrorist named Ashraf Yassin.

By Arutz Sheva


An Israeli air strike on central Gaza killed a Palestinian Arab man on Tuesday, an emergency services spokesman said.


“A man named Ashraf Yassin was killed in an Israeli air strike west of Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza,” spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP.

Witnesses said the man was a terrorist from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamist Hamas movement.

Later Tuesday, AFP reported that IDF strikes killed four more people in Gaza.

“Four people were killed in a Zionist strike on a civilian car in the Daraj neighbourhood in the center of Gaza City,” al-Qudra said.

A total of 29 Palestinian Arabs were injured on Tuesday, two of them seriously, the emergency services spokesman said. The IDF said the air force and the navy had struck around 50 terror sites overnight in a joint operation which had three aims — returning calm to the south, eliminating Hamas’s capabilities and destroying Gaza’s terror infrastructure.

Early on Monday, three Palestinian terrorists were killed in a series of raids across Gaza. Two of them belonged to the Popular Resistance Committees and one was a member of Hamas.

At the same time, another five Hamas terrorists died and a sixth was left in critical condition when a tunnel collapsed on them near the southern city of Rafah.

Hamas blamed Israel, but the military denied conducting a raid in that area and blamed the deaths on the militants mishandling their own explosives.

The IDF released on Tuesday black and white video footage showing missiles fired by the IDF Navy, and scoring hits on thre targets – Hamas training facilities in southern and central Gaza, as well as a training facility of the “Al Aqsa Defenders” in northern Gaza.

IDF Navy attacks Gaza targets


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