- Title: GAZA: ISRAELI AIR STRIKE KILLS TWO HAMAS MILITANTS
- Date: 16th July 2005
- Summary: (W3) GAZA CITY, GAZA (JULY 15, 2005) (REUTERS) 1. SLV SITE WHERE ISRAELI AIR STRIKE KILLED AT LEAST TWO HAMAS MILITANTS, ACCORDING TO HOSPITAL REPORTS 2. MV PALESTINIAN SECURITY MAN CARRYING WOUNDED INTO AMBULANCE; BLOOD STAINS ON FLOOR; SLV PALESTINIAN SECURITY MEN AND GAZA RESIDENTS LOOKING AT RUINS OF CAR; SLV SMASHED AND BURNT CAR 0.45 3. MV ARMED PALESTINIAN PICKING UP A METAL PIECE FROM GROUND; MV MAN HOLDING METAL PIECE 4. SLV RUINS OF WAREHOUSE HIT BY AIR STRIKE; SCU TWISTED METAL PLATE ON GROUND; WIDE OF SITE 1.20 5. SLV TAXI RUSHING IN TO HOSPITAL, WOMAN RUNNING SCREAMING FROM IT 1.34 6. MV PARAMEDIC CLEANING AMBULANCE AND STRETCHER COVERED WITH BLOOD; SLV AMBULANCE OUTSIDE HOSPITAL; SLV PEOPLE WALKING IN HOSPITAL 1.55 7. MV YOUNG MAN LYING ON BED COVERED WITH BLOOD STAINS AND BANDAGES 2.02 8. SLV EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL WITH PEOPLE WAITING 2.08 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 31st July 2005 13:00
- Location: GAZA CITY, GAZA
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Reuters ID: LVA94QKUKGZWM2U8UZ27G88HTPB3
- Story Text: Israeli air strike kills two Hamas militants in Gaza.
In the sixth air strike during the last 24 hours,
Israeli helicopters fired a missile at a car in Gaza city
on Friday (July 15, 2005), killing at least two Hamas militants,
Gaza hospital sources said.
Gaza residents and Palestinian security men rushed to
the site of the attack, to find the ruins of a burnt car
and burnt bodies.
After carrying the wounded to ambulances, people picked
up unrecognisable metal pieces from the blood-stained
At the Gaza hospital, as family members rushed to find
their loved ones, Hamas militants entered the hospital and
started shooting inside, witnesses said, but left the
hospital few minutes later.
The missile strike was a part of a heavy Israeli
offensive against militants, launched after a rocket attack
from Gaza killed a woman in nearby Israel on Thursday (July
14) and an Islamic Jihad suicide bombing that killed five
Israelis on Tuesday (July 12).
The spate of violence this week put a five-month-old
ceasefire agreed at an Israeli-Palestinian summit in
jeopardy and raised the spectre of disruptions to Israel's
planned pullout of settlers from occupied Gaza next month.
Israel had reaffirmed its intention to resume its
assassination policy against militant group commanders
following the suicide attack in the coastal town of Netanya.
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