Fresh Israeli raids on Gaza strip: Hamas



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.

PTI