Israeli assault on Gaza injures one Palestinian
Published Monday, June 4, 2012
The Israeli military carried out airstrikes on Gaza overnight Monday, injuring one Palestinian in the third day of Israeli attacks on the strip, the army and Palestinian medical sources confirmed.
The latest raid struck a dairy factory in Gaza City, moderately wounding one man, while another raid hit a separate area of the city without causing any casualties, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported citing witnesses.
Palestinian medics confirmed one person had been injured in the raid, but it was not clear how serious his injuries were.
The Israeli army, however, said it hit a "weapons manufacturing facility and a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip" in a statement.
On Saturday, Israel launched a number of airstrikes across Gaza, which injured seven people after a flare-up on Friday along the border on Friday killed an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian fighter.
An 18-year-old Palestinian fighter, hit by an Israeli airstrike on Friday, also died of his wounds on Monday, Ma'an reported citing the An-Nasser Salah Ad-Din Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees.
Israel regularly carries out airstrikes and occasional ground incursions into the Gaza Strip, despite a tacit truce with Hamas.
Hamas has refrained from responding to Israeli provocations, but other resistance groups in the territory sporadically fire rockets in response to continued Israeli aggression.
Israeli Chief of Staff General Benny Gantz said in December that the Jewish state should launch a new "swift and painful" Gaza war.
(Al-Akhbar, Ma'an, AFP)