Medics: Man injured in Gaza airstrike
Published Monday 04/06/2012 (updated) 05/06/2012 14:29
People stand on the rubble of a destroyed factory after an Israeli
airstrike in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip June 3, 2012.
(Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces launched renewed airstrikes on the Gaza Strip overnight Sunday, injuring one person, medics said.
A dairy factory in a Gaza City neighborhood was hit in the third day of airstrikes on the coastal enclave. One man sustained moderate wounds, medics said.
Another airstrike targeted an open area east of Gaza City, witnesses said. No injuries were reported.
Israel's army said it had "targeted a weapon manufacturing facility and a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip," in response to rocket fire on communities in southern Israel, a statement said.
Meanwhile, a militant died on Monday after sustaining injuries in a previous airstrike.
Suraqah Rashad Qudeih, 18, was injured when Israel targeted an auto rickshaw east of Khan Younis on Friday, the An-Nasser Salah Ad-Din Brigades, the PRC's armed wing, said.
Four people were wounded at the time, and another man, Naji Qudeih, 34, also later died from his injuries.
Overnight Saturday, Israel launched a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip which injured 7 people.
The attacks were in response to the death of an Israeli soldier on Friday, the army added in a press statement.
A Palestinian gunman had breached the southern Gaza border and opened fire on Israeli soldiers, who returned fire, the army said. A soldier and the Palestinian were killed.