May 20, 2006

Israeli airstrike kills militant commander

GAZA (Reuters) - Israel killed a top militant commander and
an unidentified Palestinian on Saturday in an airstrike on
their car, medics said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed the missile strike
but would not specify who it targeted. A Palestinian family
identified the body of the commander as Mohammed al-Dahdouh, an
Islamic Jihad commander. Medics had said earlier that the man
belonged to Hamas.