Israeli air strike kills militant in Gaza
GAZA: An Israeli air strike killed a Hamas militant and wounded five
others in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, the Islamist group and
The Israeli army said it carried out two air strikes in the territory
on Sunday and hit Palestinian gunmen. The attack east of Gaza City near
the border with Israel came at around dawn.
Separate air strikes killed five Hamas gunmen in the northern Gaza
Strip late on Saturday hours after militants from the group drove
vehicles carrying bombs into an Israeli border crossing. Israel
regularly raids the Gaza Strip - attacks it says are meant to target
militants responsible for cross-border rocket salvoes that cause panic
in southern Israeli towns.
Violence at the Gaza border has increased in the past week. On
Wednesday, 17 Palestinians, most of them civilians, including a Reuters
cameraman, and three Israeli soldiers were killed in the bloodiest day
in more than a month. Gaza Strip, Sunday, Reuters