It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


TA-ATTACKS: Top Islamic Jihad Offical killed in Gaza

page: 1

log in


posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 11:51 AM
This is a breaking news story. A top Islamic Jihad offical has been killed in a targeted air strike in Gaza. Apparently his car was hit by a missile from an Israeli helicopter.
GAZA (Reuters) - Israel killed the chief military commander of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a airstrike Tuesday, the highest profile Israeli assassination for months, local leaders of the group said.
The Israeli army had no immediate comment on the death of Bashir ad-Dabbash, 38. Another militant was critically wounded in the strike, witnesses said.

Islamic Jihad, sworn to the destruction of the Jewish state, has been one of the main groups behind a suicide bombing campaign that has killed hundreds of Israelis during 4 years of conflict

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

The Israelis have targeted yet another high ranking member of Islamic Jihad. All of this is amid the on going operation in Gaza to stop the rocket attacks.

Background Information on the Current Conflict
TERRORISM:Two children dead after rocket attack
Israeli Tanks Enter Refugee Camp: UPDATE 26 Palestinians Die, 131 Wounded in Gaza
NEWS: State of Emergency Declared in Gaza

UPDATE: 2 Islamic Jihad members killed in IAF Gaza Strike
Two Officals of Islamic Jihad were killed in a targeted assasination today in Gaza City. Their car was targeted by the Israeli Air Force.
Two members of the Islamic Jihad were killed and three Palestinians bystanders were lightly wounded Tuesday evening when IAF missiles hit a Subaru car traveling northwest of Gaza City, not far from the Sha'ti refugee camp.

Islamic Jihad said one of those killed was Bashir Aldabash, 40, one of the group's top officials in Gaza. The second person killed was Zarees Alareer, also a member of the Islamic Jihad.

"Bashir Dabash has ended his career," head of IDF Operations Directorate Brig.-Gen. Yisrael Ziv told reporters after the strike.

Witnesses said one missile hit the car, which had two passengers in it, sending the vehicle bursting into flames. Another missile missed the vehicle.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

[edit on 5-10-2004 by Banshee]

posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 12:02 PM
Here's an AP story with a little more detail and background.

The Israelis certainly are proactive on their[/] war on terrorism, maybe a similar stance by the U.S. would be in order.

new topics

log in