Two Palestinians have reportedly died, succumbing to injuries they suffered in an Israeli air raid on a Gaza-based refugee camp.
The Israeli army reported that one Gazan had died after a Friday aerial bombardment it had carried out over the Jabaliya refugee camp north of the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported Saturday.
Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth later wrote that another Palestinian had died from wounds sustained during the attack. The Israeli military has denied having caused such mortality, added the Palestinian outlet.
Israeli military said the raid had been ordered after mortar shells were launched from the Palestinian side on Thursday, adding that the rounds had not landed in Israel.
Tel Aviv ordered three weeks of unabated land, air and sea attacks on the Gaza Strip at the turn of the year, accusing the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, of launching rocket attacks on Israel. The raids killed more than 1,400, injuring thousands others.