Top Hamas Man Among
Dead In Israeli Missile Strike


GAZA (Reuters) - A top militant from the Islamic group Hamas was among six Palestinians killed when an Israeli helicopter gunship slammed missiles into a car in the Gaza Strip Wednesday, Palestinian hospital officials said.
Tito Massaoud, a leader in Hamas's Izz-el-Deen al-Qassam military wing, was killed in the missile attack along with another Hamas militant who was traveling in the car with him, hospital officials said.
Four passers-by were also killed in the missile strike in the midst of a residential neighborhood near Gaza City. The strike took place shortly after a Palestinian suicide bomber killed at least 13 people traveling on a bus in Jerusalem.
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