'IAF thwarts terrorists trying to launch rockets from Gaza'

Army Radio quotes IDF sources as saying a terror cell attempting to launch a rocket into western Negev stopped by IAF aircraft; Palestinian medical sources say 2 Gazans killed, 1 hurt in IDF bombing.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 5, 2011 17:07
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An IAF fighter jet [illustrative photo]

IDF IAF fighter jet airstrike air strike 311 (R). (photo credit: Ho New / Reuters)

A terror cell attempting to launch a rocket from the central Gaza Strip was thwarted by IAF aircraft on Tuesday, Army Radio quoted IDF sources as saying.

After identifying the cell, aircraft struck the group accurately, preventing the launch of the rocket, according to the report.

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Two Palestinians were killed and one was seriously injured in an IDF bombing of Gaza on Tuesday, according to Palestinian medical sources.

Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported that an IDF airstrike targeting terrorists in the central Gaza Strip caused the casualties.

Army Radio quoted the IDF sources as saying the terror cell was making the final preparations to launch a rocket into the western Negev.

According to the report, the source added that the IDF will choose the proper time and place to respond to continued rocket fire from Gaza.


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