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18 April 2014, Friday
 
 
Today's Zaman
 
 
 
 

Israel kills Gaza militant on 3rd day of fighting

FAREDA ABU KHOSA, 12, WALKS PAST HER FATHER AND BROTHER'S VEHICLES DESTROYED OVERNIGHT IN AN ISRAELI AIR STRIKE IN GAZA CITY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012. (PHOTO: AP)
20 June 2012, Wednesday /REUTERS
Israel killed a Gaza militant on Wednesday as a surge of fighting across the border of the Palestinian enclave entered a third day despite what Egypt said were its efforts to broker a truce.

The militant, a Palestinian belonging to one of Gaza's fringe Islamist Salafi networks, died and a comrade was wounded in an air strike on their motorcycle in southern Rafah, near Gaza's frontier with the Egyptian Sinai, medical officials said.

Israel said the man targeted had been involved in a raid on Monday from adjacent Sinai territory into the Jewish state, which killed an Israeli. Soldiers shot dead two infiltrators, who were later claimed by a newly formed radical Islamist movement, the "Shura Council of Mujahideen in the Holy Land".

Palestinians fired at least 16 rockets into Israel on Wednesday, causing no casualties, the military said.

Fighters from Gaza's ruling Hamas movement have joined in the barrages after months of staying on the sidelines, a shift that holds the prospect of a wider conflict during the contested ascendancy for political Islam in Egypt.

Cairo has brokered Gaza truces in the past and an Egyptian official said renewed mediation had secured agreement by Israel and Palestinian factions on Tuesday night.

A Palestinian source accused the Israelis of violating the deal. Israel neither confirmed nor denied there was such deal, and the military said in a statement it would "continue to operate with perseverance and determination against those who use terror against the State of Israel".

 
 
COMMENTS
To Musa : We have a different interpration of history .There is no point elaborating ,we will not change our points of view.The fact remains the same .Gaza terrorists are targeting Israeli civilians ,while the PKK is targeting the Turkish military .The Israelis,just as rhe Turks have every right to ...
neal stone
the diff between pkk and gaza: 1. israel pulled out from all of gaza, on the other hand turkey still controls much of kurdistan. 2. the Kurds are old nation in the region, unlike turkey, while Israel is the native to the region(look the Koran) unlike the Palestinians. (even the name was given to the...
musa
Gaza militants but PKK terrorista! You Turks are such arrogant hypocrites!
nat stone
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