Israel Targets "Rebel" Terrorists in Gaza

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - Israel targeted and seriously wounded jihadi terrorist Abdallah Kharti in Gaza on Sunday, the third such effort in two weeks aimed at members of independent cells that do not answer to the Hamas government. Since these terrorists are not part of Hamas, the Hamas leadership generally responds with restraint when they are attacked. The Israel Security Agency said Kharti provided assistance to Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the main jihadist faction in Sinai fighting against the Egyptian regime. Ansar operatives claimed responsibility for firing Katyusha rockets at Eilat last month.

2014-02-10 00:00:00

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