Israeli jets wipe out jihadist squad

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The Independent Online

Israeli aircraft struck a Palestinian rocket squad in Gaza yesterday, killing two militants.

Islamic Jihad confirmed two members were killed in the airstrike, while a third was critically wounded. The group did not specify whether they were launching rockets.

Gaza militants, including Islamic Jihad and the territory's Hamas rulers, had said over the weekend they would halt their fire if Israel did. It was not clear whether they were reneging on that pledge or if the airstrike hit a rogue group of militants ignoring the ceasefire overture.