The men's deaths on Saturday were the first in the area since the Israeli army designated it a "no-go" zone, enforced by air strikes and artillery fire to curb rocket attacks on Israel by Palestinian resistance fighters.That is about as close as it gets to a statement that the men killed were actually part of a Qassam cell. Isn't that a crucial detail of the story? Here is Ynet again:
Gaza residents initially said the three were family members who were in the area but have no connection to terror. However, Palestinian security officials later admitted those hit were members of a Qassam launching cell.Update: Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting now has a story on this incident entitled "Israeli drone target civilians."
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