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October 20, 2003
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Israeli Air Force continues its war on Palestinian Terror

Israel Insider (www.israelinsider.com) reports that the Israeli army and Air Force are continuing to fight Palestinian terrorists. Today there were five air force strikes on the Palestinian mass murderers and their supporters:

The IAF continued its operations over Gaza City on Monday night. In a devastating fourth strike, missiles from a helicopter struck the vehicle of top terrorist Imad Akel and four bodyguards, and another two in a surrounding mob. Scores were injured.

The missiles struck the main street of the Nusseirat refugee camp, destroying the car. Hundreds of residents carried charred pieces of the vehicle over their heads, chanting, "Revenge! Revenge!"

A defense source said that IDF soldiers detected terrorists trying to cross the border fence near the Israeli community of Nahal Oz. Two terrorists were killed, while the others tried to escape. A pair of Apache attack helicopters were dispatched, and pursued the escaping terrorists, hitting their vehicle in a crowded area. An additional 5 Palestinians were killed in the follow-up strike. It was unclear at which point Akel was eliminated.

Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Zeev Boim expressed regret over the loss of innocent lives, if in fact any of those killed were innocent. "We try to act against targets in a surgical fashion, but there are times civilian injuries. We are sorry that innocent people are hurt, but it needs to be said that terror is also supported by the population."

Too bad innocent bystanders are hurt - but I have no more feelings of compassion in my heart for Palestinians. Most of them dance and rejoy when Palestinian mass murderers from the Islamic Jihad blow themselves up in Israeli buses killing babies and injuring dozens.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas and Arafat's Al-Aksa brigades reject peace and wish for the destruction of the State of Israel. They call for the genocide of Israel's citizens and are responsible for dozens of homicide bombings that have murdererd hundreds of Israelis, including women and innocent babies (click here for more details).

Expect the Israeli army to hit these bastards harder; and expect anyone who supports the war on Islamic and Palestinian terrorism to rejoice.

I copy the full article below.

Fifth Air Force strike on Hamas in Gaza: at least ten dead for day
By Ellis Shuman October 20, 2003, Link

The IAF continued its operations over Gaza City on Monday night. In a devastating fourth strike, missiles from a helicopter struck the vehicle of top terrorist Imad Akel and four bodyguards, and another two in a surrounding mob. Scores were injured.

The missiles struck the main street of the Nusseirat refugee camp, destroying the car. Hundreds of residents carried charred pieces of the vehicle over their heads, chanting, "Revenge! Revenge!"

A defense source said that IDF soldiers detected terrorists trying to cross the border fence near the Israeli community of Nahal Oz. Two terrorists were killed, while the others tried to escape. A pair of Apache attack helicopters were dispatched, and pursued the escaping terrorists, hitting their vehicle in a crowded area. An additional 5 Palestinians were killed in the follow-up strike. It was unclear at which point Akel was eliminated.

Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Zeev Boim expressed regret over the loss of innocent lives, if in fact any of those killed were innocent. "We try to act against targets in a surgical fashion, but there are times civilian injuries. We are sorry that innocent people are hurt, but it needs to be said that terror is also supported by the population."

"The time has come that the civilian population, the real victim of Palestinian terror, will raise up its voice and stop the killers. If the civilian population is in fact innocent, it must rise up against the attempts of terror to roost in its home," Boim said, according to ynet.

In the first attack of the day, F-16 fighter jets fired at least one missile at a building described by the army as a Hamas weapons factory. The alleged workshop was 200 meters away from the home of a senior Islamic Jihad leader. The second strike targeted a pickup truck, reportedly hauling weapons from the scene of the first strike. Three Palestinians, including at least two Hamas terrorists, were killed and twenty people were injured in the attacks.

In the third attack, Israeli helicopters struck at a a building in Gaza's Sajaiyeh neighborhood used by Hamas as a weapons warehouse. Palestinian sources said Hamas members managed to clear up their weapons from the warehouse before it was hit, ynet reported. Haaretz reported, however, that in the third attack, Apache helicopters fired a missile at a vehicle, completely destroying it. The vehicle's passengers managed to escape unharmed, the report said.

The dead Palestinians in the second attack were identified as Khaled al-Masri and Aid al-Hilu, both members of Hamas's Izzadin al-Kassam military wing. The two were traveling in a Peugeot pickup truck, that may have contained ammunition and explosives, ynet reported. A third Palestinian, Marwan al-Hatib, was also killed in the air strike.

Media reports indicated that Israeli helicopters fired rockets at the vehicle just before 11 a.m. Monday morning, when the pickup truck was stopped at a traffic light on a crowded street in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, not far from a kindergarten and an elementary school. At least 12 Palestinians were injured, four of them seriously, in the attack.

Less than three hours earlier, combat planes struck a house under construction in a Gaza City residential neighborhood. Initial reports suggested that the attack was a "targeted killing" attempt on Hamas leader Abdullah Shami. Shami was uninjured in the attack, but five bystanders, including two children, sustained injuries.

"I want to thank God for the survival of Sheikh Abdullah Shami, and I assure you that he is okay," Islamic Jihad spokesman Khaled Batch said at the scene.

Israeli army officials said, however, that Shami was not the target of the attack. Instead, the army said it targeted a building used by Hamas to manufacture explosive devices, Kassam rockets, mortars and anti-tank missiles.

According to Palestinian sources, the structure belonged to Amar Mushtaha, a Hamas member. Mushtaha was lightly injured and had to be extracted from the rubble of the destroyed two-story building. The Shamis and the Mushtahas are related, residents said.

The Israeli air strikes came one day after Hamas terrorists launched eight Kassam rockets at Israeli targets in the Negev. Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders in the Gaza Strip have gone underground in fear of Israeli "targeted killing" attempts against them.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's aide Ra'anan Gissin said the air strikes were part of Israel's war against terrorists. He told reporters, "Terrorists will have no sanctuary" wherever they hide.

Posted by David Melle at October 20, 2003 05:37 PM
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Later it has been demonstrated that there was no crowd around the terrorists' car when the second missile struck it.

Posted by: Fabio on October 26, 2003 03:22 AM
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