5 Palestinians injured in 3 Israeli raids on Gaza


Israeli warplanes conducted three raids against the Gaza Strip Friday, wounding five Palestinians, witnesses and medical sources said.

The first raid targeted an abandoned house to the east of Deir Al-Balah city in central Gaza, wounding four people who lived near the targeted house, witnesses said.

An official at Al-Aqsa hospital in the city said four injured people, including a woman, were sent to the hospital.

Another airstrike reportedly took place in the southern city of Khan Younis, in which a man was injured.

Adham Abu Selmia, spokesman for the health ministry of the deposed Hamas government, said the five were lightly and moderately injured.

The Israeli airstrikes came hours after Palestinian militants fired a long-range rocket into Israel from the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave.

The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), a group loyal to Hamas, claimed responsibility for firing the Grad rocket, saying it was in response to “Israeli violations against our people.”

On Wednesday, Israel killed two militants in Gaza, members of the al-Qaida inspired “Army of Islam” group. cri



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