Israeli strike misses Islamic Jihad leader
A missile strike by an Israeli warplane on a house in Gaza has wounded at least five Palestinians, but the apparent target of the attack escaped without injury. Palestinian witnesses say the missile slammed into a house next door to the home of senior Islamic Jihad leader Abdullah Shami. The Israeli army later issued a statement saying the target of the strike was not the home of Abdallah al-Shami but a weapons factory next door. At least five Palestinians, including two young children, were injured in the strike. Islamic Jihad was behind this month’s suicide bombing in Haifa which killed 21 people.
Posted by: Paul Moloney 2003-10-20