Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Israel kills Islamic Jihad rocket launcher

From YNet:
Israeli aircraft attacked terror cells in two separate locations in north Gaza overnight Wednesday. Palestinian sources said one of the cells, which belonged to Islamic Jihad's armed wing, was holed up in a building in Gaza City's Zeitun neighborhood, not far from the border fence separating Israel from the Hamas-ruled territory.

According to the sources, one cell member was killed and two others were wounded – one of them seriously – in the strike.

The IDF Spokesperson's Office said the terror cells were preparing to launch rockets towards Israeli army forces. The office said IDF forces who took part in the strike identified hits and thwarted the rocket fire.
In case you were worried that the victim was an innocent civilian, the Islamic Jihad newspaper Palestine Today helpfully provides us with a photo and video of the dead man, Aeraar Ismail, 22:

The EXIF information for the photo shows it was created by a Nikon D90 DSLR camera. Sounds like the impoverished terrorists in Gaza spare no expense for good camera equipment.

And it looks like the dead man is indeed him:

Here's the video, hilariously looped:

According to the YouTube caption, this video was taken in the former Jewish community of Nahal Oz.