Israel says its fighter jets have struck 20 targets in the Gaza Strip, killing one Palestinian and injuring eight others.
According to Gaza’s Health Ministry, Naji Ahmad al-Zaneen, 25, was killed in the attack in northern Gaza early on Wednesday.
RT @TRTWorldNow: A series of Israeli air assaults on Gaza has killed at least one Palestinian and injured three others according to the Palestinian Health Ministry https://t.co/x0V9gYUuXY pic.twitter.com/P8nJLwqfpw
— The Ankara Times (@TheAnkaraTimes) October 17, 2018
Among the wounded are six children who were on their way to school in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza.
Palestinian sources said several rockets fired by Israeli warplanes targeted sites south of Gaza City, while another blast rocked the central region of the Gaza Strip. A powerful explosion also rocked Khan Younis in southern Gaza.
#Gaza: Young Palestinian man, Naji Al-Za'aneen, was killed in the recent israeli airstrikes on northern Gaza.
— Muhammad Smiry | Gaza (@MuhammadSmiry) October 17, 2018
The Israeli army stated that it carried out air raids in response to a rocket that hit a home in Beersheba in southern Israel, causing damage but no injuries.
In a joint statement with allied armed groups, Hamas said it rejected “all irresponsible attempts” to undermine Egyptian efforts to broker a new long-term truce.
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