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Israeli airstrike kills Gaza man

Al Akhbar | October 28, 2012

One Palestinian was killed and another critically wounded Sunday morning in an Israeli strike on southern Gaza.

The two men, who were reportedly members of Hamas’ Izzedin al-Qassam Brigades, were on a motorbike near the southern town of Khan Younis when they were hit.

Israel confirmed the airstrike, claiming the attack was in response to Palestinian fire on Israeli tanks that had crossed into Khan Younis earlier that morning.

Palestinian fighters launched at least four rockets into southern Israel later on Sunday in retaliation for the killing.

Israeli forces frequently cross into Gaza, prompting retaliatory fire from Palestinians.

The latest fighting took place following a three-day lull in violence after an Egyptian brokered truce went into force at midnight on Wednesday.

The agreement was aimed at ending a 72-hour spike in cross-border fighting, which began on Monday, with Israeli strikes killing eight Palestinians.

The fighters responded by firing more than 100 rockets across the border, seriously wounding two Thai workers.

(Al-Akhbar, AFP)

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