Israeli airstrike in Gaza; one Palestinian killed, three injured
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Israeli airstrike in Gaza; one Palestinian killed, three injured

Gaza : Palestine | Feb 12, 2012 at 1:19 AM PST
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Israeli warplanes have conducted four airstrikes on the Gaza Strip that killed a Palestinian civilian and injured three others.

Palestinian medics said 69-year-old Abdul-Karim Az-Zaytouna was killed and two others were injured when warplanes bombed steel sheds near the Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City.

Israeli forces also targeted sites in the southern Gaza Strip, injuring one near Khan Younis when a missile landed in an open area. A house belonging to the Imteir familiy was shelled east of Rafah, causing severe damage, but no reported injuries.

An Israeli military statement said the strikes targeted a "terror tunnel and a weapon manufacturing facility in the northern Gaza Strip, a terror tunnel in the central Gaza Strip and an additional terror tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip."

It said the strikes were in response to a rocket fired from Gaza that caused light injuries to a woman when it hit Israel's Hof Ashkelon district on Saturday.

Earlier this month, seven rockets were fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip. The rockets exploded in open areas in the Sha'ar Hanegev and Ashkelon Beach regions, causing no casualties or damage.

On Friday, Islamic Jihad movement said that a Palestinian resistance fighter was slightly injured when an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a military site in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.

Abu Ahmad, a spokesman for Islamic Jihad’s military wing said that an Israeli missile targeted the Hitteen base in Beit Lahiya. He confirmed that a fighter affiliated with the group sustained light wounds.

Also on Friday, two Palestinian have been wounded as Israeli drone attack on Gaza Strip. According to hospital sources, the two wounded Palestinians have received moderate injuries.

An Israeli military spokeswoman told Israeli media the army was not aware of these incidents.

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A woman walks past a supermarket damaged in an Israeli air strike, in the northern Gaza Strip. REUTERS
saleh1966 is based in Gaza, Ġazzah, Palestine, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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