RAFAH, Palestinian Territories — One Palestinian was killed and nine others wounded on Sunday in an Israeli air strike that targeted a motorbike in the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical sources told AFP.
“One citizen was killed and five others, including two children, were wounded by an Israeli aircraft that fired on a motorbike in the Brazil neighbourhood in Rafah,” a medical source at Rafah hospital told AFP, later updating the number of wounded to nine.
The Israeli military confirmed the strike, and in a statement said its aircraft “targeted Talaat Halil Muhammad Jarbi, (b. 1989), a Global Jihad operative from Rafah, and Abdullah Muhammad Hassan Maqawai (b. 1988), a member of the Ashura Council of the Martyrs of Jerusalem, a Gaza-based Global Jihad affiliate,” a statement said.
According to the statement, Jarbi was long “involved in extensive terrorist activity, targeting Israeli civilian and security forces, including rocket firing, weapon manufacturing, and other terrorist activities in the Gaza Strip.”
It said he was a “senior operative” involved in planning and carrying out an attack along the border security fence on June 18 in which an Israeli civilian was killed.
“He had also been planning a complex attack intended to take place along the Sinai border.”
Palestinian eyewitnesses confirmed the names but corrected Jarbi to Dirbi.
One of the wounded, a man, was in serious condition, the medical source said.
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