Thursday, May 01, 2008

No Ceasefire For You: Israelis Whack Top Hamas Commander

Palestinians inspect the site where Hamas military leader Nafiz Mansur, 40, was killed by an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah. Mansur took part in the 2006 capture of an Israeli soldier.(AFP/File/Said Khatib)

Hamas keeps begging for a ceasefire, so long as they can set the terms.

Not going to happen, boys.
An air strike on Thursday killed a Hamas military leader in Gaza who took part in the 2006 capture of an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military said.

The Israelis "targeted and identified hitting Nafiz Mansur, a Hamas terror operative who was involved in terror attacks against Israel," it said in a statement.

"Mansur was involved, among other attacks, in the capture of Gilad Shalit," it said in reference to the Israeli seized by Palestinian militants in a cross-border raid from Gaza claimed by Hamas and two other armed groups.

The statement said the militant also bore responsibility for the killing of two Israeli soldiers in a July 2006 attack, and took part in setting up a suicide assault on a border post on April 19 this year.

The Islamist Hamas movement confirmed Mansur's death and said it would "respond to this crime at the adequate time and place."
Naturally, AFP has to note a child was killed.
Mansur, 40, was killed near his home in Rafah, according to Muawiyah Hassanein who heads the Gaza emergency services. Three more people, including a child, were wounded in the air strike, he said.
Maybe the child's parent ought not have the kid arround terror leaders.

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