At least five Palestinians wounded in Gaza Strip as relatives say Israel tried to recruit Beer Sheba bomber
An Israeli helicopter fired missiles at an unknown target in a southern Gaza Strip refugee camp on Wednesday night, wounding at five Palestinians, medics said.
The attack on Khan Younis refugee camp was carried out a day after two Hamas members killed 16 Israelis in twin bus bombings in the southern town of Beersheba. All four missiles fired hit a street near a hospital in the camp, Reuters reported.
Minutes after the strike, Israeli tanks and military vehicles rolled into the camp and opened heavy fire, witnesses said.
Meanwhile, Israel's Shin Bet security service tried to recruit Naseem Jaabari, one of the two bombers as a collaborator, relatives said Wednesday.
According to Jaabari's cousin, Tareq Jaabari, and his mother, Zinat, the future-bomber was given a note while walking in Hebron, ordering him to meet with a Shin Bet agent. They said he went to the meeting, and told them that the Shin Bet officer tried to recruit him as a collaborator.
According to Jaabari's family, the Shin Bet agent offered Naseem benefits, such as a magnetic card permitting work in Israel. But Jaabari, according to them, regarded the meeting with little significance. The Israeli Prime Minister's office on Wednesday confirmed that a Shin Bet agent met with Jaabari in April 2004. (albawaba.com)
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