A member of Hamas' Qassam Brigades was killed, and another four were injured, in an aerial attack from an Israeli military helicopter near Car's Market in Gaza City at midnight on Thursday.AP has it slightly differently:
The car in which the five Qassam Brigades activists were travelling was shelled.
According to Palestinian medical sources, ambulances evacuated the corpse of 20-year-old Ahed Said Ahmad Abu Jabal and the four wounded Palestinians to Ash Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.
The Israeli forces have denied shelling a Palestinian car in Gaza City.
An explosion ripped through a car east of Gaza City late Thursday, witnesses said, and hospital officials said one person was killed and another was seriously wounded.This reminds me of an old Dry Bones strip from the 1970s or 80s - I wish I could find it - where an Arab terrorist, reading a newspaper, says something like, "Hey look! There was a gas explosion in Tel Aviv, killing some kids! Fatima, call a press conference to take responsibility! We Palestinians have to keep up on the news."
Hamas security officials said Israel fired a surface-to-surface missile at a group of Hamas fighters, killing one and wounding an unspecified number of other fighters, including one who was seriously hurt.
The Israeli army, which customarily acknowledges its air and ground operations against Palestinian militants, denied involvement in its initial response. Some blasts that do not involve the military are caused by explosive devices intended for use against Israel that go off prematurely.
The 2007 PalArab self-death count is now at 510.
UPDATE: A PalArab shot and killed in a "family quarrel" during a wedding in the West Bank. 511.