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Gaza - Aug 24, 2011 - 04:49

Last modified: 24 Aug 2011 01:49

Ismail Zadi Ismail Asmar, a member of the Islamic Jihad, was killed in "a direct hit" by the Israeli army and security agency during their joint overnight operation on Tuesday, the Israeli military's press office said in a statement.

Ismail Asmar was involved in "smuggling weapons and sought the execution of terrorist activity in Sinai", the statement said.

Ismail Asmar operated with terror elements in the Gaza strip which have recently made several attempts to execute terror attacks in Sinai, on the Israel-Egypt border.