Israeli forces kill three Palestinians
Israeli forces killed three Palestinian militants in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday.
The Israeli military said they were trying to plant explosives near a border fence when they were attacked.
The incident followed the killing a day earlier of three militants in an air strike which the military said foiled their attempt to fire rockets from the central Gaza Strip into Israel.
Villagers who knew the men killed in yesterday’s attack said they belonged to a small Islamist militant group known as Homat al-Aqsa. Their bodies were taken to a local hospital.
“Soldiers targeted a terrorist squad that was planting an explosive device near the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip,” the military said in a statement. – (Reuters)