UK TELEGRAPH His son-in-law and another aide also died in the attack while Israel’s military said it killed two more militants in a separate operation.The strike is the highest-profile in Gaza for months and sparked an immediate burst of retaliatory rocket fire as well as fears that the violence may escalate in coming days. Militant groups responded by firing dozens of rockets and mortar rounds into southern Israel, reportedly injuring four people.Israel said al-Qaissi was plotting an attack similar to the raids in August last year, where four groups of militants crossed over the border from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and killed six civilians and two members of the security forces.
Al-Qaissi was reportedly also in charge of funneling money the Lebanese group Hezbollah to militant organisations in Gaza. His predecessor, Kamal Nairab, was killed by a similar Israeli strike seven months ago.
A PRC spokesman promised retribution for yesterday’s attack, saying: “We shall avenge our leader and the response, God willing, will be equal to the size of the heinous crime.”
The PRC are among the most active groups firing rockets into Israel but are best known for orchestrating the kidnap of Mr Shalit in June 2006. The Israeli soldier was held for more than five years until Israel agreed to free more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners to secure his release in October last year.
Expect retaliation to be kidnapping another left wing liberal Jew from a family of dreamers. One thousand murderers in Israeli jails are counting on it
(What Is The Popular Resistance Committee? | Israel Defense Forces) The Popular Resistance Committee was founded in September 2000, and since has categorically refused any form of reconciliation with Israel. The PRC acts as a sub-contractor for Iranian elements in Lebanon and within the Hezbollah, carrying out terror attacks against Israelis in return for funds.The PRC are funded and supported directly by Hamas, the terror organization controlling Gaza. By allowing the PRC to operate as an ostensibly independent proxy, Hamas is able to carry out terror attacks against Israelis while maintaining an official stance of “restraint”. In addition to monthly funding, Hamas also provides the PRC with weapons and battle training.