Israeli helicopters strike in Gaza

  • IANS, Gaza
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  • Updated: Jun 10, 2007 10:44 IST

Israeli Apache helicopters attacked with air-to-ground missiles three different targets of Islamic Jihad and Fatah movements in the Gaza Strip, security sources and witnesses said on early Sunday.

The eyewitnesses said that the Israeli helicopters hovered over Gaza City at midnight, and then several explosions were heard in the western and northern parts of the city.

They said that the first target was an office belonging to the Islamic Jihad movement in western Gaza City. One Palestinian was moderately injured and the building was severely damaged.

Two other targets belong to Fatah movement's armed wing, al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, said the sources, adding that no injuries were reported, but damages were caused to the two buildings.

The sources said that missiles also hit metal workshops, which Israel says manufacture homemade rockets and mortars.

The Israeli airstrikes was retaliation to an earlier attack carried out by the armed wings of Fatah and Islamic Jihad on an army base on the borders between eastern.

A 21-year-old Islamic Jihad militant was killed in the attack. No injuries were reported from the Israeli side, according to Israel's Army Radio.

 

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