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Thursday, September 25, 2003

IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza
From DEBKA: 1st Sgt. Avihu Keinan, 22, from Shiloh, was killed, 5 Israeli soldiers injured – one seriously – in firefight at Gaza Strip Bureij refugee camp early Thursday. Two Hamas operatives were killed.

Avihu Keinan. May his family and friends be comforted . . .

In West Bank town of Hebron, two regional Jihad Islami commanders were killed resisting arrest. IDF detained 16 suspected terrorists in Hebron, Nablus and Halhoul.

Also in the news, twenty-seven reserve IAF pilots, including a brigadier general, have refused to "take part in air strikes in civilian population centers." The pilots apparently made no mention of where else the war on Arab terror might be fought, if not in the civilian population centers where terrorists live and hide.

At the same time, many are crediting the policy of targeted assassination for the relative lull in terror attacks. More at JPost.