Hamas security reports Israeli aircraft fired on militants in southern Strip, missed. IAF confirms striking east of Khan Younis, says hit gunmen near mortar shell launch pad. Strike said to follow deadly attack on western Negev kibbutz
Palestinian doctors reported Thursday that a 4-year-old girl has been killed and her mother wounded in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip.
Hamas security said that an Israeli aircraft targeted a group of militants in the southern Gaza Strip but missed them. Relatives of the girl said that she and her mother were in the yard of a house that was hit by the errant missile.
Mortar fire on Eshkol Council's Kibbutz Nir Oz claimed life of one Israeli, seriously wounds two. Two others suffer moderate to mild injuries; several others suffer shock. Hamas claims responsibility for attack
Thursday's airstrike came shortly after Palestinian mortar fire on a southern Israeli community killed one person. The violence dealt a new setback to Egyptian efforts to mediate a truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers.
The IDF confirmed that the Israeli Air Force fired on a gunman in the southern Gaza Strip, east of the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis.
According to the IDF, the man was identified as being in the location from which mortar shells were fired at Kibbutz Nir Oz earlier in the day. The IAF reported hitting the target.
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