Israeli airstrikes kill 3 in Gaza

JERUSALEM, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Israeli aircraft struck the Gaza Strip twice Tuesday, killing at least three people and wounding several others, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

A statement issued by the Israeli military said an air force strike had targeted a terrorist cell in the northern Gaza Strip that was planning to attack the western part of Israel's border with Egypt, Haaretz reported.


The military said the attack sought to take out two global Jihad operatives, Rami Daud Jaber Kaferana of Jebalia and Hazzam Muhammad Saadi al-Shaker of Beit Hanun. Haaretz said it was not clear whether they were the men killed.

The Israeli newspaper said earlier Palestinians sources said an explosion killed one person and wounded three others in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian news agency WAFA said an Israeli aircraft fired a missile at a motorcycle, killing its rider.

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