Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Israeli airstrike kills one and injures two others on third anniversary of war


GAZA CITY (Reuters) -- An Israeli airstrike killed one person in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as the coastal enclave marked the third anniversary of the Gaza war.

Abdallah Telbani died and two other Palestinians were wounded by a blast that ripped through a tuk-tuk, or motorised rickshaw, in Gaza City, hospital officials said.

They said Telbani was linked to Islamist militants sworn to fighting Israel, and who have at times chafed against Hamas ceasefire efforts.

A Hamas official said the tuk-tuk was attacked from the air. more

A child was injured by Israeli gunfire earlier in the day in the central Gaza Strip.