GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli airstrikes wounded four Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday, hours after an Israeli soldier and Palestinian militant were killed in an exchange of fire along the border.
Witnesses said Israeli aircraft bombed an auto rickshaw east of Khan Younis. Medical spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said four people were wounded, and two were in a critical condition.
An Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma'an that aircraft targeted what she described as a terrorist squad that had fired a rocket at Israeli soldiers. She said a hit was confirmed.
The official added that the Israeli military would continue to operate "against anyone who uses terror against the residents of the State of Israel. The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip." more