Medics: Israeli airstrikes wound two in Gaza
Two Palestinian civilians including a pregnant woman were wounded Wednesday when Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes on northern Gaza Strip, medics and witnesses said, dpa reported.
Medics said that the two civilians suffered shrapnel wounds from missiles fired by Israeli F-16s.
Witnesses said that one of the airstrikes targeted a plastic factory in eastern Gaza City, wounding the civilians in a neighboring house.
In the second strike, an Israeli jet fired a missile at a group of militants in the northern Gaza Strip, witnesses said. There was no immediate word on casualties.
The Israeli airstrikes come after Palestinian militants fired three homemade projectiles toward southern Israel, according to an Israeli army spokesperson, who said that there were no injuries or damage.
The escalation of violence came after leaders of Hamas and other factions agreed last week to respect a national agreement on restoring clam in the coastal enclave.
Since March 16, around 19 Palestinians were killed, four of them were civilians in a wave of violence that dominated the region between Israel and Gaza militants.