IAF strikes Gaza terrorist to thwart ‘imminent threat’

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israeli Air Force on Sunday morning targeted a terrorist in the Gaza Strip who was involved in multiple attacks against Israel, critically wounding him.

The terrorist was identified as Abdallah Kharti, a Popular Resistance Committee operative affiliated with global jihad. Kharti, a 29-year-old resident of the Nuseirat refugee camp, was riding on a motorcycle in Deir al-Balah when he was struck.

Intelligence showed that Kharti posed “an imminent threat to the lives of Israeli civilians,” said the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson’s Unit. The IDF said it “will not tolerate any fire at the State of Israel and will continue to forcibly counter any threat of terror.”

Posted on February 9, 2014 .