Update: 2 Gazans killed in airstrike while preparing to fire rockets into Israel


According to an updated Palestinian report, 2 Islamic Jihad members were killed & 2 others wounded in the IAF strike in the Beit Hanoun area in the northern Gaza Strip.




The IAF struck a terror cell attempting to fire rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Monday.

Israel Air Force F15 I,’Ra’am’ (‘Thunder’) A multipurpose long-range fighter jet, mainly used for attack and interception strikes. – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The air strike targeted a rocket launching cell in the final preparations stage before firing at Israel. The IDF said the target had been accurately struck.

According to Palestinian sources, two were killed and two others were injured in in the strike in the Beit Hanoun area in the northern Gaza Strip.

The strike came after a red alert siren was sounded earlier on Monday evening in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. No rockets were found following the siren.

Palestinian media later identified one man killed as Masab Musa Aza’anin, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad member.

The air strike was part of the IDF’s ongoing security policy of searching Gaza for imminent threats and acting to remove them when they are identified.


View original Jerusalem Post publication at: http://www.jpost.com/Defense/IAF-strikes-terror-cell-attempting-to-fire-rockets-from-the-Gaza-Strip-344151