Two killed in Israeli air strikes on GazaMarch 5th, 2009 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 5 (Xinhua) Israeli jets Wednesday evening launched a missile in northern Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinians and wounding five, medics and witnesses said.
Gaza emergency chief Mo’aweya Hassanein told reporters that two Palestinians were killed and five injured in an Israeli airstrike on a local car that drove in northern Gaza Strip.
The Israeli airstrike on the car was an response to ongoing rocket attacks carried out by small groups of militants on southern Israel, in spite of a fragile ceasefire that Hamas movement and other armed groups still committed to it.
The Islamic Jihad (Holy War) armed wing Saraya al-Quds said that two of its members were killed in an air strike on their car near the northern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabalia.
Wednesday morning Israeli F-16 warplanes struck the borderline area between southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah and Egypt, and destroyed several tunnels used by militants in smuggling goods and fuel from Egypt into Gaza.
Israel has carried out a 22-day military offensive on the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli towns and cities. Over 1300 Palestinians and 11 Israelis were killed in the offensive that ended in Jan 18.
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