IAF strikes Gaza terrorists attempting to launch rockets

Palestinian medical sources say 5 killed in airstrike east of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza Strip; IDF says terror cell trying to fire missiles into Israel.

December 19, 2010 00:15
A Palestinian Islamic Jihad man holds a rocket

Rocket carried by terrorist 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

IAF aircraft carried out a strike against a terrorist cell in Gaza that was attempting to launch rockets into Israeli territory on Saturday, IDF spokesperson reported.

The airstrike successfully hit its intended targets.

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The statement added that the IDF holds Hamas responsible for incidents in the Gaza Strip and maintaining order in the coastal territory.

Palestinain medical sources said that five people were killed as a result of the strike east of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, Ma'an reported.

According to the Palestinian news agency report, four of the five people killed in the airstrike were from the Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza.

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