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Israeli missile seen on video slamming into global jihadist terrorist who fired rockets at Israeli civilians

By Mason White 4:02 PM June 12, 2014
Mahmed Awwar on fire 

By: Aryeh Savir
(Scroll down for video) The Israel Air Force eliminated a global jihadist terrorist, who was responsible for shooting rockets at Israeli civilians, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The operation was carried out by the Israel Defense Forces and the National Security Agency in the northern Gaza Strip.

33-year-old Mahmed Awwar of Beit Lahia, has been responsible for many rocket attacks against Israel over the past few years, and especially during the past month.

Awwar was employed as a police officer for Hamas in Gaza. Awwar carried out the rocket attack against the city of Sderot and the communities in southern Israel during the last Passover holiday.

The terror infrastructure is a violent and extremist Salafi cell, which has carried out several rocket attacks and has attempted to implement diverse terror attacks against Israel as well as attempts to target a helicopter, security officials said.

The preemptive strike was intended to prevent Awwar from executing further attacks he had planned against Israel. IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said: “Since January, over 200 rockets were launched from Gaza at Israel, indicating a significant increase compared with the previous year, during which over 100 rockets were launched. This operation, conducted following intense efforts and precise preparations, is a part of the ongoing IDF efforts aimed to diminish terror elements in the strip, and maintain security for the civilians of the State of Israel.”

Relating to the successful operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “Our policy is clear – kill those who rise up to kill us. The IDF and the Shabak carried out a precise operation and will continue to take strong action against all those who try to attack the security of Israel’s citizens. This is the true face of Hamas, it is continuing to plan terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens even as it sits inside the Palestinian government. I would like to remind the international community that Abu Mazen – on the day he formed a government with the Hamas terrorist organization – promised to honor all previous agreements. This means that he is responsible for disarming Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in Gaza.”

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