One killed as Israeli warplane targets car in Gaza City

GAZA CITY - One person was killed and another seriously wounded in an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday on Wednesday, medical sources and an AFP photographer said.

By (AFP)

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Published: Wed 17 Nov 2010, 10:47 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:15 AM

“Mohammed Yassin was killed and his brother Islam was seriously wounded in an Israeli strike on a car in the Samer area of Gaza City,” emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya told AFP.

The body was seen by an AFP photographer at Gaza City’s Shifa hospital.

A witness told AFP he saw an Israeli warplane fire towards a white car in the city centre.

The Israeli army had no immediate comment on the raid, which was the fourth air strike on Gaza within two weeks.

On November 3, Israeli warplanes fired a missile at another car in Gaza City, killing Mohammed al-Nemnem, a senior militant with the Army of Islam, a radical group which espouses an ideology similar to Al-Qaeda.

The army confirmed the strike, describing Nemnem as a “ticking bomb” in what appeared to signal a return to the army’s policy of targeted killings.

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