Fresh Israeli raids on Gaza strip: Hamas
Gaza City: Israeli planes carried out two
raids on the Gaza Strip overnight, wounding a Palestinian, a Hamas official said Wednesday.
The raids were on targets in Beit-Lahya and northern
Gaza, said a member of the security service of Hamas, which
controls the enclave.
An Israeli military spokesman confirmed a raid on "terrorist sites" in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets
into southern Israel yesterday evening, damaging a farm
outbuilding but causing no casualties, Israeli police said.
The previous rocket attack, on Sunday, triggered a
retaliatory Israeli air strike on a Hamas military base in
which a Palestinian was killed and several people wounded,
among them two policemen and a French consular official and
his family living nearby.
Low-level unrest has rumbled in and around Gaza this
month but has not deteriorated into all-out fighting as it did
on October 29-30 when tit-for-tat violence left 12 Palestinian
militants and an Israeli civilian dead.
Militant groups say they are observing an
Egyptian-brokered truce agreement but have reserved the right
to reply to any Israeli fire, while Israel has said it will
target any militants poised to fire rockets across the border.