Gaza City: An Israeli airstrike on a car near
a crowded park in downtown Gaza City killed two militants
on Friday, the second missile strike this week after a period of
relative calm along the Israel-Gaza border.
Similar flare-ups have in the past escalated into a wider
confrontations between Israel and Hamas-ruled Gaza. After
Friday`s strike, Israel`s military alleged the two men in the
car had planned to infiltrate Israel to attack soldiers and
civilians, but provided no details.
It said one of the militants had been involved in a
suicide bombing in Israel five years ago that killed three
Israeli civilians. Hamas identified the second man as the
nephew of the first and a member of the group`s military wing.