IDF IAF fighter jet airstrike air strike 311 (R).
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Two Palestinians were killed on Tuesday after the Israel Air Force bombed a Global Jihad terror cell preparing to launch a rocket into Israel in the central Gaza Strip.
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The attack was a joint IDF-Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) operation, and the two Palestinians killed were identified as Mohammed Sa’id and Kamal Abu Moamer – known Global Jihad operatives based in the southern Gaza Strip.
Security officials said that the two were attacked as they were preparing to launch a rocket into Israel.
Minutes after the bombing, Palestinians opened fire at Israeli workers along the border of the Gaza Strip. A car passing nearby was hit and the driver was treated at the scene for light wounds.
The attack on Tuesday broke a two-month long lull in violence along the Gaza border.
In June, four rockets were fired into Israel, and a total of 47
terrorist attacks were perpetrated by Palestinians in Gaza, the West
Bank and Jerusalem – compared to 72 in May.