Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Israeli raids kill 10 Palestinians in Gaza, W.Bank

Khaleej Times, December 18, 2007

GAZA CITY - A series of Israeli military raids in the Palestinian territories killed 10 Islamic Jihad militants overnight on Tuesday, including the Gaza chief of its armed wing, officials said.

Three air raids on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip killed nine militants from the radical group while in the occupied West Bank one militant died in a commando operation, medics, security officials and Islamic Jihad said.

The first strike in Gaza City late on Monday killed Majed al-Harazin, 36, the commander of the Al-Quds Brigades, Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, and his assistant, medics and the militant movement said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed that Harazin, suspected of ”supervising commandos responsible for firing rockets at southern Israel,” was the target of the raid.

A second air strike in Gaza killed four militants, with three dying instantly and the fourth hours later from wounds in hospital, medics said.

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