Israel targets Gaza terrorists

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s military said it struck a Hamas terrorist cell planning to launch an anti-tank missile at Israeli troops, and another ready to launch a rocket into Israel.

One Palestinian man was killed and four injured in the two attacks on Thursday morning, according to the Ma’an Palestinian news service.

In the first incident, Israeli tanks and Air Force aircraft fired on the terrorists, who were targeting Israel Defense Forces soldiers performing “routine activity near the security fence,” the IDF said in a statement.

In the second incident, the Israeli aircraft hit terrorists completing preparations to launch a rocket into southern Israel, according to the IDF.

Over the past year, nearly 400 rockets that were fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel, according to the IDF.

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