Gaza Strip: Israeli strikes kill six
Israel killed six Palestinians in two air strikes in Gaza on Saturday.
In the first attack, an Israeli aircraft fired at a vehicle in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing three men, a rescue worker and Hamas security source said. An Israeli military spokesman confirmed there was an air strike in Gaza Strip, according to Reuters.
Palestinian security sources and witnesses said the three killed in this strike in the town of Khan Younis were commanders of the Islamic Jihad in Gaza Strip. They were identified as Raed and Zeyad Ghannam and Mohamed al-Rai. Israel and Islamic Jihad said the three were long wanted by Israel for rocket firings and other attacks dating back to before Israel withdrew from Gaza Strip in 2005.
The second Israeli air strike killed the local commander of a rocket production crew with the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades of Fatah faction, the brigades said. The commander's son and an employee of his metal shop also died in the strike, the group added in its statement.
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