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Fresh Israeli airstrike kills motorcyclist in central Gaza: Medics

English.news.cn   2014-07-11 02:50:30

GAZA, July 10 (Xinhua) -- A fresh Israeli airstrike killed late Thursday a Palestinian who was driving a motorbike, while two bystanders were wounded in central Gaza Strip, medics and witnesses said.

Ashraf al-Qedra, a health ministry spokesman, said in a press statement that both the killed and the injured were moved to a local hospital.

Witnesses said that an Israeli war jet fired one missile at the motorbike in town of Deir el-Ballah, adding that one of the two wounded civilians is in critical conditions.

Al-Qedra said the death toll now stands at 87, while a total of 670 were wounded since the Israelis began its airstrikes campaign against targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Israeli Radio reported that more rockets and projectiles were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli towns and cities.

Hamas armed wing al-Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility of launching dozens of long-range and medium range rockets into central and southern Israeli cities, towns and communities in response to the killing of Palestinian civilians.

Editor: yan
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