Israel air strike kills 2 in Gaza

March 27, 2011 Updated 10:38



GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Israeli warplanes fired missiles at Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip Sunday morning killing two Palestinian and injuring three others.

Medics at the Kamal Udwan Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip identified one of those killed as Sabri Hashim Asaliyya.

They said the five were hit by a missile fired from an Israeli reconnaissance plane in As-Sikka Street east of Jabalia refugee camp.

The Islamic Jihad’s military wing, the Al-Quds Brigades, announced that two of its fighters were killed in Israeli airstrike on the northern Gaza Strip, in a statement.

The brigades identified the two as 26-year-old Radwan Namrouti and Sabri Asaliyya, both from the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Ma’an’s reporter said Islamic Jihad’s supporters announced the death of two fighters through loudspeakers on vehicles in Jabalia’s streets.

In a statement, the Israeli military said it identified “a group of rocket launchers preparing to fire a rocket” in the northern Gaza Strip and fired at them.

A hit was confirmed, the statement added.

The attack came less than 24 hours after Palestinian factions offered a truce if Israel’s military stopped bombarding the Gaza Strip.

The latest strike brought the death toll in the coastal enclave to at least 12, including civilians and children, over the last week. More than 50 have been injured.

Israel’s army says it is responding to projectiles fired by militants in Gaza, which have injured one Israeli over the last week.


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