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Man, daughter injured in airstrike on Gaza City

Ma’an – 11/12/2011

GAZA CITY – A man and his daughter were injured early Sunday after an Israeli airstrike hit the Gaza Strip overnight.

Palestinian medical sources said ambulances evacuated Imad Aqel and his daughter from the Zaitoun neighborhood in Gaza City after their house was hit by the strike.

A Ma’an correspondent said that at least two missiles hit the house.

Aqel sustained moderate injuries while his daughter was seriously wounded, medics said.

In a statement, the Israeli military confirmed an early morning air strike which it said “targeted a weapon manufacturing site in the northern Gaza Strip.”

“Direct hits were confirmed and secondary explosions were identified,” the statement added. “The site was targeted in response to the ongoing rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.”

Violence has flared in recent days between Gaza and Israel after Israeli airstrikes killed an Islamic Jihad fighter on Wednesday, and two affiliates of Fatah and Hamas’ armed wings on Thursday.

A further airstrike on Gaza City on Friday morning hit a site of Hamas’ armed group, and flattened a nearby house killing the owner. The man’s 12-year-old son was pronounced dead hours later.

December 11, 2011 - Posted by | War Crimes

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