Last Updated: Sun Oct 14, 2012 08:31 am (KSA) 05:31 am (GMT)

Fresh Israeli raid on Gaza kills one Palestinian

Palestinian militant carried to the hospital after an Israeli air strike on Gaza. (Reuters)
Palestinian militant carried to the hospital after an Israeli air strike on Gaza. (Reuters)

A Palestinian man was killed and another was wounded in an Israeli air raid on the Gaza Strip early Sunday, the second such attack within hours, Palestinian medical sources said.

The latest incident followed an Israeli air force raid that killed a Salafist activists on Saturday. In both cases the victims were travelling on a motorbike.

Saturday's air strike on Gaza killed Jordanian national Sheikh Hisham al-Saedini, 43, also known as Abu Al-Waleed Al-Maqdissi, of the Mujahedeen Shura Council.

Fellow Salafist Islamic activist Fayek Abu Jazar, 42, also died in the raid on the northern town of Jabaliya, the Palestinian security sources added.

A 12-year-old boy was among two other people who were wounded in that attack, according to Palestinian medical officials.

Hisham al-Saedini was head of radical Gaza Salafist group Tawhid wal-Jihad and one of the founders of the Mujahedeen Shura Council, a new Salafist coalition in the Palestinian enclave. He was considered one of the most important Salafist leaders in Gaza.

An Israeli military spokesman said the attack targeted members of the Mujahedeen Shura Council, who he said were “responsible for terrorist activities”.

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