Israeli air strike kills one Gaza militant

Israeli air strike kills one Gaza militant
# 08 September 2011 00:57 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. An Israeli air strike killed an Islamic Jihad militant and wounded three others in the central Gaza Strip town of Dier a-Balah, witnesses and medical sources said, APA reports.

Local witnesses said the militant died after his car was hit by a missile, adding that three other people were also wounded.

The condition of the injured is stable, hospital sources said.

Earlier Wednesday, an Israeli military spokesperson said a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip into south Israel, adding the projectile landed in an open area and did not cause injuries or damage.

None of the Palestinian armed factions has claimed responsibility for the rocket attack.

Late on Tuesday, a Palestinian militant was killed and two others injured when Israeli warplanes targeted a group of gunmen east of Khanyounis City, south of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

The Gaza Strip witnessed an escalation of bloody violence between Israel and Gaza militant groups in August, leaving 26 Palestinians and three Israelis killed.

The violence was triggered after eight Israelis were killed in well-coordinated operation in the Red Sea city of Eilat.

Israel accused Palestinian militants of plotting and carrying out the attack which started from the bordering Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.