Israel Targets Terrorists in Gaza, West Bank

[Ha'aretz] Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff - Four Hamas terrorists were killed late Tuesday in two Israel Air Force strikes in the Gaza Strip. Ahmed A'ashur and Ahmen Arkan, members of the Hamas' militant wing Iz al-Din al-Qassam, were killed when missiles hit their car in Rafah. An IDF spokeswoman said, "Two members of Hamas were in the vehicle at the time and were on their way to carry out an attack on Israel....There was a secondary explosion which indicates there were explosives in the car." Two hours later, missiles hit a car carrying two Hamas men, Aiyd al-Basiti and Ali Nashaf. Israeli Border Police on Tuesday arrested Mahmoud Damra, the head of Force 17, the PA Chairman's elite special guard, at an Israel Defense Forces roadblock outside Nablus. Damra has been wanted by Israel for six years for his role as leader of a terror cell responsible for attacks in Israel which killed eight Israelis and wounded 20 others. Damra only recently emerged from hiding to become a senior security official for PA Chairman Abbas.

2006-09-06 01:00:00

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