Good Riddance

A LOCAL Islamic Jihad commander has been killed and four people wounded in an Israeli air strike on a car driving through Gaza City. The aircraft fired at least one missile at the car as it drove through northern Gaza City, witnesses said. The dead man was named as Hossam Harb, 32, a local leader of the Al-Quds Brigade of the hardline Islamic Jihad, medics said. Two of the wounded were members of the same group.

An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that the aircraft "launched a raid against the Gaza Strip". "It targeted a cell of Islamic Jihad responsible for firing rockets against Israel... and which was planning to launch other terrorist activities," she said. Islamic Jihad has said the car was carrying people on a "holy mission", which is code for an attack on Israel, the Associated Press reported. Hamas television footage showed a rocket inside a burning car. Source.

MK – A similar account is reported at Al Jazeera, but from looking at the photos I managed to find on the net, it doesn’t look like a missile struck this car, the seats are not burnt or melted and there is little sign of fire damage that you would expect from a missile strike, maybe the missile missed and they shot at the car or something. Looks more like the IAF strafed the car, none the less one less jihadist to worry about.

* KG helped with this post.

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