Gaza Strip: Israeli strike kills one, wounds five others
An Israeli attack killed a Hamas member and wounded five others in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun Saturday, Hamas and local residents said. Hassan Naem, 20, a member of the armed wing of Hamas, was killed and five other people, including at least two militants, were wounded in the strike, a medical official said.
An Israeli military spokesman said the strike was aimed at a group of militants that had launched a Qassam rocket at Israel. "There was an attack against a launching cell," an Israeli army spokesman was quoted as saying by AFP. "They launched a mortar shell, and after they launched we attacked, and identified a hit."