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Monday, October 20, 2003

Israeli air strike kills 2, takes out rocket workshop

Arutz Sheva:
Israeli F-16 warplanes in the Sadjaya neighborhood of Gaza attacked a rocket workshop just 200 meters from the home of an Islamic Jihad leader, Abdullah Shami, who was not hurt.

Hours later, IAF warplanes bombed a Palestinian vehicle in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza, killing two Palestinians and wounding five. According to preliminary reports the two killed were Hamas operatives.

At about 8:15 on Monday, an IAF air strike hit a two-story building under construction where the army said Qassam rockets and other explosives were being manufactured. The Islamic terror group Hamas has fired dozens of Qassam rockets at Israeli border towns and settlements in Gaza. The IDF claims many Hamas attacks on Israelis were perpetrated using explosives made in the targeted building. Contradictory to Palestinian reports, the army denied the strike was an attempted attack on Shami.

Palestinians reported 14 people, including three children, were injured.