A Muslim homicide bomber on Monday blew himself up in Dimona murdering an Israeli woman and wounding at least 10 other people, Israeli authorities said. Police said they killed a second Muslim terrorist before he had a chance to detonate his explosives belt. It was the first homicide attack in Israel in a year, and officials were investigating whether the attacker came in through Egypt after Muslim terrorists breached the Gaza-Egypt border last month.
Hours after the homicide bombing, Israeli aircraft struck a car in the northern Gaza Strip, killing a senior commander in the Hamas-affiliated Popular Resistance Committees in the Gaza Strip. The military confirmed an attack against a PRC activist in Beit Lahiya, a town Muslim terrorists frequently use to fire rockets into southern Israel.