Jun 20 2012
Two Palestinian terrorists were killed when Israeli aircraft retaliated against a rocket-launching cell in northern Gaza.
The Air Force fired at a Palestinian terror cell as its members were attempting to plant an explosive device near the central Gaza Strip border fence. Early Tuesday, the IDF detected the launching of four rockets, which apparently hit open areas south of Ashkelon. The army said the attack target was hit and that the IDF would not tolerate any bid to harm the State of Israel’s citizens.
The Israel Air Force struck targets in the northern Gaza Strip. According to Palestinian reports, two Islamic Jihad terrorists were killed on motorcycles.
The IDF confirmed targeting a sniper cell, saying that the operation was unrelated to Monday’s terror attack on the Israel-Egypt border, and came in response to recent sniper fire. The Islamic Jihad confirmed that the two operatives killed intended to damage IDF equipment.