Mother, 2 children killed by IDF in Gaza

3 IAF strikes targeted against armed Palestinian cells also kill 2 gunmen.

August 5, 2006 08:35
1 minute read.
rafah woman 298.88

rafah woman 298.88. (photo credit: Associated Press)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Five Palestinians were killed and four wounded in three IDF strikes near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip early Saturday morning, Palestinians claimed. In the first airstrike a 16-year-old girl, Kifah Natour, and her brother, Amar, 15, were killed said Dr. Ali Musa, the director of the local hospital. Their mother, Huda, 50, later died of her wounds. Four other people, including their 13-year-old brother, were seriously wounded when the missile hit.

A 19-year-old Islamic Jihad operative and a 21-year-old Hamas gunman were killed in two other airstrikes in the area, their groups said. The IDF said it had identified three groups of Palestinians carrying anti-tank missiles, approaching Israeli ground forces in the neighborhood of Dahaniya, and hit them from the air, identifying a positive hit each time. The army added that it did not know of a family being struck. Early Saturday, tanks moved into positions on the eastern side of Rafah, took over an abandoned Palestinian security training camp and sealed off roads leading in and out of the town from that side, Palestinian security officials said. A day earlier Israeli troops conducted house-to-house searches in the area.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town