11th August 08:49
Assassination of Abu Shanab the first in a series
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Zionist sources: Assassination of Abu Shanab the first in a series
Aug 23, 2003, 18:59
Occupied Jerusalem - Senior Zionist sources in Tel Aviv have said that the
assassination of Ismail Abu Shanab, one of the Hamas political leaders in
the Gaza strip, was the first in a series of similar assassinations endorsed
by the political-security team after the Jerusalem martyrdom operation.
The sources told the Hebrew radio that "Israel" would continue targeting
The broadcast said that the Zionist officials did not rule out a large-scale
invasion of the Gaza Strip similar to the so-called "Defensive Shield"
operation last year in the West Bank.
Zionist military sources said that the army would destroy the network of
tunnels between the Egyptian and Palestinian borders in the Rafah area,
which are used to smuggle weapons into the Strip, according to Zionist
The sources further expected the military operations in West Bank cities of
Jenin, Nablus and Ramallah would take a month at least.