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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lethal Israeli air strikes despite Palestinian c

Ismail al-Asmar, 34

Israeli media report that a dawn Israeli air strike that violated the Palestinian truce, killing a Gazan resistance member, may trigger a response from a Palestinian resistance group. Two other Palestinian resistance fighters were also reportedly targeted by air attacks.

Israel National News reports: "Senior Islamic Jihad member Ahmad al-Mudallal told reporters in response to Al-Asmar's assassination, 'This crime was meant to underline that Israel only understands the language of blood and terror.'"

The report stated that two other resistance members were also targeted early Wednesday morning by Israeli Air Force fighter jets in two separate locations in Gaza and that "a direct hit was confirmed in both cases." The article reported that "all Israeli personnel returned to base unharmed."

Additional details are not yet known.