Israeli air raid kills two Palestinian in Gaza

Israeli air raid kills two Palestinian in Gaza
Wed Jan 22, 2014 18:52:39

Israeli war planes have conducted an overnight bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinian members of the Islamic Jihad Movement, witnesses and medical said.

The Wednesday air raid by the Israeli regime forces killed 21-year-old Ahmad al Zaaneen and 23-year-old Mohammad al Zaaneen as the vehicle they were riding in was struck near Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, according to the sources.

The Israeli military claimed in a statement that "a terrorist involved in recent rocket attacks against Israel" had been the target, adding that Zaaneen had been a key figure in the far-left Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and had been involved in the firing of rockets during the burial of the infamous former Zionist prime minister Ariel Sharon earlier in the week.

Hours before the Israeli raid, the regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to teach Gaza's ruling Hamas movement a lesson "very soon" following a surge in militant rocket attacks on the entity of occupation.

His warning was issued shortly after Hamas announced that it had deployed forces in Gaza to "preserve the truce."

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