Print | Email  

Israel kills Hamas militant

Last updated: 2004-09-20

Wreckage of car

Wreckage of car

An Israeli helicopter missile strike has killed a Palestinian militant in his car in Gaza City.

Witnesses say six other Palestinians were wounded in the blast Sunday. The dead militant, Khalid Abu Salima, was a member of the military wing of Hamas, the Ezzedin al-Qassam Brigades.

Israeli military officials say he played a role in the manufacture of improvised rockets used in attacks on Israelis.

Earlier Sunday, Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man near the Karni crossing just inside the Gaza Strip.

Israeli military officials say the man was among a group of Palestinians approaching a security fence to try to plant a bomb.

The Karni Crossing is a major Israeli-Palestinian border area, where workers and goods cross between the two areas daily.

Story supplied by: VOAnews