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.

( / 29.10.2011)

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