Published today (updated) 18/08/2011 18:27
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — An Israeli airstrike killed six Palestinians Thursday evening in southern Gaza, medics said.
Gaza medical official Adham Abu Salmiya said the airstrikes targeted a house in Rafah.
A Ma’an correspondent said the home belonged to Popular Resistance Committees official Khaled Shaath. His daughter was injured in the attack, the reporter said.
An Israeli military source told Ma’an that operations were underway in southern Gaza following a series of attacks in southern Israel, whose leadership has blamed Gaza.