Israeli air strike kills five in Gaza

Photo: Palestinians wheel into the al-Najar hospital an injured Palestinian militant of Islamic Jihad following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah. Credit: Said Khatib / AFP / Getty Images
REPORTING FROM JERUSALEM –- An Israeli air strike on a group of Palestinian militants in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah on Saturday left five people dead and five more wounded, according to Palestinian sources.

A spokesman for the militant Islamic Jihad organization said two missiles hit a training base used by its military wing, Saraya al-Quds, west of Rafah, killing five, including senior members of the organization.

He said among the dead was Ahmad Sheikh Khalil, head of the engineering and manufacturing unit in Saraya al-Quds, which is responsible for firing missiles at Israel.

Israeli media quoted Israeli army sources as saying that the strike targeted an Islamic Jihad cell that was responsible for firing a grad missile at southern Israel last week.

The Islamic Jihad vowed to take revenge for the attack saying the attack “will not pass without punishment.”


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Photo: Palestinians wheel an injured Palestinian militant into the Najar hospital after an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah. Credit: Said Khatib / AFP/Getty Images

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