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Israeli airstrike kills four in Gaza

Written by: Staff

GAZA, May 5 (Reuters) An Israeli air strike killed four Palestinians today targeting a training camp used by militants in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medics and witnesses said.

They said the air strike targeted a camp used by the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), an umbrella group of militants that often fires makeshift rockets into Israel.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed the air strike.

''There was an aerial attack on a training compound of the PRC while terrorists were training there,'' the spokeswoman said.

Palestinian medics and witnesses named one of the dead as Juma Doghmash, brother of Mumtaz Doghmash a PRC commander sought by Israel.

Mumtaz Doghmash was not among the dead, they said.

Outside the hospital, where the dead men were taken, PRC gunmen fired their rifles into the air and chanted revenge against Israel.

The Israeli army has recently stepped up air strikes against militants and well as artillery barrages against what it says are rocket launch sites used by militants.


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