Israeli airstrike on Gaza Islamic Jihad site kills 5

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli war planes shelled the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, with medics reporting five people were killed and three injured.

Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli forces fired two shells at a site used by Islamic Jihad’s armed wing near Tal al-Sultan, northeast of Rafah city.

Medical official in Gaza Adham Abu Salmiya said five were killed and three injured in the strike, and transferred to Abu Yousef al-Najjar Hospital
in Rafah.

Al-Quds brigades said in a statement received by Ma’an that one of their military sites in Rafah was attacked and a number of fighters were killed and injured.

The brigades said they will respond soon with an attack inside Israel.

An Israeli army spokesman said he was looking into the incident.

(www.maannews.net / 29.10.2011)

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