IDF Strikes Gaza in Wake of Deadly Terror Attacks; Senior Palestinian Militant Killed

Strikes come hours after series of deadly terror attacks in southern Israel in which seven people were killed.

Israel Defense Forces aircraft struck targets in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday evening, hours after a series of terror attacks in southern Israel left eight people dead and dozens wounded.

Palestinains in Gaza said that six people had been killed in the strikes including senior commander in the Popular Resistance Committees, Kamal Abu Abed al-Nairab.

In Jerusalem. Israeli military officials confirmed an airstrike on southern Gaza,
but gave no further details.

Emergency personnel near bus attack in Eilat - Reuters/Lior Grundman - August 2011
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