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Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad leader in northern Gaza

Nov. 6, 2008 9:58 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 6, 2008 9:58 A.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - An Israeli spy plane killed a leader in the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, the Al-Quds Brigades, on Wednesday in the northern Gaza Strip as a fragile ceasefire appeared on the verge of collapse.

Al-Quds Brigades field commander Ghassan At-Toramsi was killed instantly by the airstrike that targeted him on Abu Eita street in the Tel Az-Za'tar neighborhood.

Medics found it hard to identity At-Toramsi because his body was torn to pieces in the bombardment.

The Israeli attack shortly came after the Al-Quds Brigades claimed responsibility for launching two homemade rockets at the Israeli town of Sderot, which caused no damage. Those projectiles were fired in retaliation for an Israeli attack on Tuesday night that killed six Palestinian fighters.

Islamic Jihad was the first to respond to the Israeli attack, followed by other armed groups.

The Israeli military announced a state of alert in the city of Ashkelon, on the coast north of Gaza, and in Sderot and the kibbutzim around the Gaza Strip, with ambulances prepared to respond to more homemade rocket attacks.

Hatem Aweidah the Director of the Office of the Minister of Economy in the de facto government said on Thursday morning that Israel closed all the commercial crossing in the Gaza Strip.

The Army Minister Ehud Barak announced the closure of all crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip, due to the continued firing of homemade projectiles.
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