Israeli airstrikes kill one, injure 10 in Gaza
An Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip on Friday killed one person and wounded 10, including seven children, Palestinian witnesses and a medical official said.
The Israeli military said it had targeted posts belonging to Palestinian militants and were in response to cross-border rocket attacks into Israel on Thursday, DPA reported.
Gaza emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmeya told reporters 10 Palestinians were wounded in the attack, including seven children and two women. The children, who belonged to one family living in a house near the militant posts north of Gaza city, were aged from one to 13 years old.
An Israeli military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the targeted posts were used by militants to store weapons and rockets. He said multiple explosions occurred at the sites after the airstrikes.
Israel accuses Palestinian militants of firing rockets from within populated areas in Gaza. It holds the Palestinian group Hamas, which rules Gaza, responsible for attacks launched from the enclave.
Israeli jets also struck a militant post in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, a Hamas radio station said. No injuries or damage were reported.
Palestinian militants fired seven rockets at Israel on Thursday and three more landed on Friday. No casualties or damage were reported.
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of the Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks. It said they were to avenge the killing of two militants in an Israeli airstrike on Thursday.