Israel fails to assassinate top Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza Strip

Published May 15th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Israeli helicopters fired missiles at two Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza City before dawn Saturday, in what the Palestinian group described as an attempt to assassinate one of its top leaders, Mohammed al-Hindi. One attack was directed to a building that served as a media center for the Islamic Jihad, Israel claimed.  


At least 10 Palestinians were lightly wounded in the missile strikes. Al Hindi was not hurt. 


Al-Hindi's followers pledged "earthquake-like" revenge attacks against Israel for its attempt.  


A total of 13 Israeli soldiers killed this week in seperate attacks in the Gaza Strip. Islamic Jihad claimed two attacks that killed 11 soldiers. (

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