Israeli warplanes pounded the Gaza Strip in a series of attacked dubbed “retaliatory” for the death of a Bedouin employed by the Israeli Defense Ministry and shot along the border fence.
A three-year-old Palestinian girl has been killed in an Israeli raid on the Gaza Strip after the fatal shooting of an Israeli near the Gaza border, in the latest uptick in Israeli-Palestinian violence.
Cross-border exchanges between Israel and Gaza have increased in recent days, and Israel said on Tuesday it held Islamist movement Hamas responsible, as rulers of the Palestinian enclave, for any fire directed from there at the Jewish state.
Palestinian medics named the dead girl as Hala Abu Sabikha from a refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.
They said at least six other people had been wounded in the series of tank and air strikes throughout Gaza, including on militant positions.
The Israeli army said its aircraft, tanks and infantry on Tuesday “targeted terror sites in the Gaza Strip.
“The sites included a weapon-manufacturing facility and a terror infrastructure in the southern Gaza Strip, a terror site and another terror infrastructure in the central Gaza Strip and a concealed rocket launcher in the northern Gaza Strip.”
The army said the attacks were in retaliation for the shooting of an Israeli man who was engaged in maintenance work on the Israel-Gaza border fence in the northern Gaza Strip.
Source: SBS News
Some more Christmas gifts from Santa Zion
In the last 10 days Israeli military has shot a Palestinian teenager in Gaza (on the 15th), shot and killed a man and injured two others (on the 20th), shot an injured a Palestinian farmer (on the 21st), fired at Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza (on the 22nd), and shot and seriously injured a Palestinian man (on the 23rd). All of these incidents happened in the days preceding yesterday’s events and involved Israel firing into Gaza.
Source: In Gaza