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3 Palestinians Assassinated in Khan Younis by Israeli Drone Air Strike

April 2, 2011

Three Quds Brigades resistance fighters killed in Khan Younis

[ 01/04/2011 - 10:58 PM ]


Three Palestinian resistance fighters were killed and two others were injured Friday after midnight in an Israeli occupation airstrike that targeted a car that was travelling near the Matahen crossing to the north of the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis.

PIC correspondent said that Islamic Jihad sources confirmed that the victims were members of their armed wing the Quds Brigades.

Adham Abu Selmiyyah, spokesman for the emergency services in Gaza told PIC correspondent  that three badly burned corpses and two critically wounded men arrived at the  Shuhada’ Al-Aqsa Hospital in Dair Al-Balah.

PIC correspondent said that a loud explosion was heard at the Salahuddin road while Israeli occupation drones were circling the skies,  the targeted car caught fire.

Fourteen Palestinians have been killed and 45 others wounded in the Gaza Strip over the last ten days of March as a result of Israeli occupation airstrikes and artillery shelling.

Al-Qassam Brigades: Israel will pay dearly for killing three of our fighters

[ 02/04/2011 - 09:04 AM ]


Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, held the Israeli occupation fully responsible for all consequences of its assassination of three Qassam commanders at dawn Saturday, stressing what what happened was serious escalation.

Spokesman for Al-Qassam Brigades Abu Obeida said in a press release that the assassination of the fighters was orchestrated and the perpetrators would pay dearly for their crime.

Regarding Israeli claims that the fighters were planning to carry out an operation against Israeli targets, the spokesman said the occupation made such claims to justify its crime.

As for Al-Qassam Brigades' reaction to this Israeli attack, the spokesman said that if Israel decided to play with fire, it would definitely burn itself.

Three commanders of Al-Qassam Brigades were killed at an early hour today following an aerial attack on their car near Salahuddin street in Khan Younis city south of Gaza.

Earlier reports mistakenly claimed that the fighters were affiliated with Islamic Jihad's armed wing Al-Quds Brigades.

In the same context, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the assassination of three resistance fighters from Al-Qassam Brigades was a deliberate crime and persistence in shedding the Palestinian blood.

Spokesman Barhoum belied Israeli claims that the fighters were intending to capture Israelis from the Egyptian city of Sinai.

He emphasized that the absence of international justice and the reluctance to prosecute Israeli war criminals means more killing of Palestinians.

Three Fighters Assassinated In Gaza

Saturday April 02, 2011 03:22 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News

The Israeli occupation forces assassinated, after midnight on Friday night, three fighters of Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, north of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Local sources reported that a drone belonging to the Israeli occupation forces fired a missile at a vehicle driving near Al-Matahin Road, in Khan Younis, killing the three fighters and seriously wounding two residents.

Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Higher Committee of Emergency Services In Gaza, said that the bodies of the three fighters were severely mutilated due to the blast.

They were later on identified as Ali Lubbad, his brother Abdullah Lubbad, and Mohammad Al-Dayya, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

Israeli online daily, Maariv, reported that the assassination was a joint operation between the Israeli Security Agency (Shabak) and the Israeli Army.

Medics: 3 killed in Israeli air strike on southern Gaza

Published today (updated) 02/04/2011 09:45 GAZA CITY (Ma'an) --

 Israeli occupation forces war planes struck the southern Gaza Strip, overnight Friday, killing three Palestinians and seriously injuring a fourth, medics said.

Gaza medical services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said the deceased were transferred to the Al-Aqsa Hospital in Khan Younis, adding that their bodies were charred from the intensity of the strike.

The three were identified as Isma’il Labad, 31, his brother Abdullah, 24, from Al-Shati refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, and Muhammad Al-Dayah, 31, from the Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City.

A fourth man was seriously wounded in the attack and was taken to the same hospital, Abu Salmiya said.

Witnesses said Israeli drones fired a missile at a white Toyota traveling on Salahuddin road between Khan Younis and Dair Al-Bala'h. They said the car was totally destroyed, and that the explosion shook the city of Khan Younis.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said the Israeli air force and army carried out a joint operation in the Khan Younis area targeting Hamas fighters. Forces confirmed a hit, she said.

On Wednesday, Israeli occupation forces killed a Palestinian in uniform and injured a second in an airstrike shortly after the dawn prayer near Rafah in southern Gaza.

Two Palestinian fighters were killed on Sunday when Israeli war planes struck Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza.

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