IDF Prevents Mega-Attack, Kills Gaza Islamic Jihad Head

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel, Arnon Regular, and Roni Singer - The head of the Islamic Jihad's military wing in Gaza, Makled Hamid, 39, was killed Thursday along with four other Palestinians in an IDF missile strike on a car in Gaza City. Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said "the military worked to foil what I would call a mega-attack in the Gaza Strip." IDF spokesman Capt. Jacob Dallal described Hamid as a "ticking bomb," and said Hamid "was behind a long, long list of terror attacks, and he was in the midst of planning a major attack." Soldiers also killed an Islamic Jihad member armed with a bomb near Ganei Tal in the central Gaza district Thursday.

2003-12-26 00:00:00

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