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Israel kills five Gaza militants in air strike and ground confrontation

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-06-01

Israeli forces killed five Palestinian militants in Gaza on Tuesday, following a rocket attack and a rare cross-border raid on Israel. The violence comes a day after Israeli navy commandos stormed a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, leaving nine people dead.

REUTERS - Israel killed five Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, three in an air strike after a rocket attack on Israel and two in a separate ground confrontation, Palestinian rescue workers said.

The Israeli army confirmed its aircraft had fired at militants in Gaza, and that two gunmen were killed after breaching Israel's border fence with the coastal territory, but it had no further comment on the air raid.

A spokesman for the militant Popular Resistance Committees said three of the group's members had been killed in an Israeli air strike over the northern Gaza Strip, one of them a field commander.

Islamic Jihad identified the two men killed in the other incident as members of their group.

Before the Israeli air strike took place, militants fired two rockets from coastal Gaza, both striking near the city of Ashkelon and causing no casualties, a military spokesman said.

The violence came a day after Israeli marines stormed a Turkish-backed aid flotilla destined for Gaza, in a confrontation that left nine people dead.
 

Date created : 2010-06-01

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