IDF Kills Three Wanted Terrorists

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel and Nir Hasson - In Rafah in the Gaza Strip, Omar Abu-Sita was killed along with an associate, Zaki Abu-Zarka, by missiles fired from the air at his car. Abu-Sita, commander of the Abu Rish faction, had been wanted by Israel since 1993 for the murder of his employer, Uri Megidish, in Gan Or in Gush Katif. Abu-Sita was also involved in the killing of an IDF officer in November 2000, as well as other attacks that killed three Israelis in 2001 and 2002. In the West Bank village of Zaida, north of Tulkarm, Islamic Jihad member Zahar Ashkar was killed during an exchange of fire with IDF troops. He was responsible for a number of attempts to dispatch booby-trapped cars to Israel and for several shooting attacks.

2004-07-30 00:00:00

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