11 Palestinians injured in IAF strike on vehicle in Gaza Strip
By Haaretz Service and Associated Press
An Israel Defense Forces gunship fired two missiles at a car in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening, in what the Israel Defense Forces confirmed was an assassination attempt of a top Hamas militant.
Hospital officials in Gaza said at least 11 people were injured in the attack, two of them critically.
The witnesses said the attack occurred near the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, a Hamas stronghold. The car was traveling toward the neighborhood.
The vehicle's passengers escaped injury in the attack that wounded a bystander, the witnesses said.
"I saw a flame hit a small car and people trying to escape from the car," said Raouf Musalam, a pharmacy owner who witnessed the attack. "Apaches were overhead for about two minutes while people rushed to help the wounded people."
IDF helicopters last struck targets in the Gaza Strip last Thursday, killing three Islamic Jihad militants and two civilians. Prior to that, there had been a two-month letup in such attacks.
Israeli security officials have recently indicated that they would halt attacks on Hamas militants after the military chief, Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya’alon, said the group appears to have halted attacks inside Israel. Security officials said the attacks on other groups would continue.
Onlangs heeft Moshe aangekondigd om Hamas niet meer aan te vallen en tot onze verbazing valt Israel vandaag weer Hamas aan.