Palestinian Fighters Kill Five Israeli Settlers
An Israeli armored vehicle in the scene of the attack
Additional Reporting By Mostafa el-Sawwaf, IOL Correspondent
GAZA CITY, May 2 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) - Five Israeli settlers were killed Sunday, May 2, and three soldiers injured in a Palestinian resistance attack on an Israeli settlement in occupied southern Gaza.
Two Palestinian fighters disguised as shepherds ambushed two cars of Israeli settlers near the Kissufim road, which leads to the major Gush Katif settlement bloc, witnesses told IslamOnline.net.
The Palestinian resistance groups Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees claimed the attack.
Earlier, media outlets said the operation was claimed Hamasâ€™ armed wing Ezzudin Al-Qassam Brigades, which later denied responsibility, but praised the "heroic operation".
An Israeli occupation spokesman said the dead were a woman and four children, adding that the operation seriously injured a fifth settler.
Witnesses said that Israeli occupation troops gunned down the two fighters, adding that one of them detonated an explosive device against occupation troops, injuring three soldiers.
The Palestinian resistance groups see as a legitimate right attacking Israeli soldiers and settlers on their occupied lands in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.