The Jerusalem Post
Dec 2, 2008 8:19 | Updated Dec 2, 2008 18:35
2 Palestinians killed in IAF Gaza strike
By YAAKOV KATZ AND AP
Two Palestinians were killed in an IAF strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesdayy.
According to the IDF, it attacked a group of terror operatives who had
fired mortar shells at troops from the area.
However, Palestinian medical officials said they had identified the dead
as civilians - a pair of teenage brothers who were struck outside their
house. The identities of four people wounded were not immediately known.
Also Tuesday, the rocket fire on the western Negev continued, as
Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip fired two Kassam rockets on
One of the rockets landed in an open area in the Sha'ar Hanegev region,
and the other in an open area in the Eskhol region. No casualties or
damage were report in the attacks.
Earlier, a mortar shell fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip landed
in the Eshkol region, causing no casualties or damage were reported.
On Monday night, IDF soldiers killed a wanted Palestinian in the West
Bank refugee camp of Balata, near Nablus.
A Palestinian witness, Naim Abdel Salam, said the man was killed in an
ambush by undercover forces. The IDF said he tried to escape arrest, was
shot in the legs and later died of his injuries.
The man was identified as Mohammed Abu Daragh, 27, and was a member of
the Al Aksa Martyrs' Brigades. Most Al Aksa members have received
amnesty from Israel.
Palestinian officials said Abu Daragh had also been granted amnesty and
accused Israel of violating the agreement.
IDF officials said Abu Daragh had been involved in violent activity in