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Israeli airstrike wounds 2 in Gaza

English.news.cn   2014-01-09 18:41:05            

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Palestinian children check a motorcycle which was damaged by Israeli airstrike, in Khan Younis city, southern Gaza Strip, Jan. 9, 2014. Two Palestinians were wounded by the Israel's airstrike in southern Gaza Strip on Thursday as Israeli tanks and bulldozers entered into the Gaza side of border fence, witnesses and medical sources said. (Xinhua/Khaled Omar)

GAZA, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Two Palestinians were wounded by the Israel's airstrike in southern Gaza Strip on Thursday as Israeli tanks and bulldozers entered into the Gaza side of border fence, witnesses and medical sources said.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesperson for the health ministry, said that two youths were seriously injured when an Israeli drone hit their motorbike in the east of Khan Younis city in southern Gaza Strip.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Israel radio that the missile targeted a Palestinian militant who fired three mortar shells at an Israeli army force, adding the mortars landed on the Israeli side of the fence and caused no damage or casualties.

Meanwhile, Israeli F16 warplanes struck a training site for the armed wing of Islamic Jihad movement in Rafah city, also in southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said.

The attack caused damage in the open training site, but no reports of injuries.

Palestinian factions in Gaza, led by Islamic Hamas movement, hold a fragile cease-fire with Israel. However, there are often reports of tit-for-tat attacks on the two sides of the volatile fence.

Israeli strikes killed 12 Palestinians and wounded up to 150 through 2013 in the Gaza Strip, al-Qedra said.

Editor: Yang Yi
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