Gaza terror leader killed in IAF strike

Ibrahim Abu Olba was involved in attacks on Israel, army says; three bystanders also hurt.

IAF jet 224.88 (photo credit: AP [file])
IAF jet 224.88
(photo credit: AP [file])
IAF aircraft struck in northern Gaza late Monday, killing Ibrahim Abu Olba, a top commander in the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The small group has claimed responsibility for recent rocket attacks against Israel. Abu Olba was hit as he got out of the car in the town of Beit Lahiya near the Israel-Gaza border, Palestinian witnesses said. Dr. Moaiya Hassanain of the Palestinian Health Ministry said Abu Olba died of his wounds in a Gaza hospital. Three bystanders were also hurt, he said. The military confirmed the strike, saying Abu Olba had been involved in several attacks on IDF troops as well as rocket attacks and a number of infiltration attempts. He was also planning a new attack against the army, defense officials said.