Wednesday, September 19, 2012

IAF strikes Palestinian terror cell in Gaza, kills 2 terrorists

(JPost) The Israel Air Force struck a Palestinian terror cell in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday night, killing two Palestinians and critically wounding a third according to medics in Gaza. The aircraft registered direct hits on their targets. The raid was initiated with the coordination of Israel's Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency.)

One of the Palestinians killed in the attack was Anis Mamoud Abu al Enin from Rafah, a member of the "Al-Aqsa Defenders," which the IDF says is sponsored by Hamas. According to the IDF, Enin planned to carry out a suicide attack in Israel, and was in the final stages of preparation. He had also previously been involved in other terrorist activity, including weapons and explosives smuggling via the Israel-Egypt border, as well as "directing certain terror activity" in the West Bank, according to the IDF.