An Israel’ airstrike killed a Palestinian terrorist who was involved in the abduction of Gilad Shalit.
Nafez Mansour, a Hamas militiaman, was killed Thursday in the southern Gazan town of Rafah.
Military officials said Mansour was involved in the abduction of Shalit, an Israeli tank crewman, on the Gaza border in June 2006.
Hamas vowed to avenge Mansour’s killing, which came as Egypt tried to broker a cease-fire between Israel and armed Palestinian factions in Gaza.
But Hamas stopped short of threatening the life of Shalit, who it wants to trade for hundreds of Palestinian terrorists held in Israeli jails.