GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Three Palestinians were injured in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday as Israeli airstrikes continued across the coastal enclave.
Later Wednesday morning 17-year-old Yahya Hattab was injured by shrapnel, when Israeli forces fired artillery shells at Wadi al-Salqa, south of Deir al-Balah, medics said. An Israeli army spokeswoman said she had no record of the incident.
Overnight, Israeli jets struck a blacksmith workshop in the Zaitoun neighborhood of Gaza City, leaving one man moderately injured, witnesses said.
Nearby, an Israeli helicopter fired on a civilian vehicle near Ali Ibn Abu Talib Mosque. The driver narrowly escaped after his vehicle was damaged, a Ma'an reporter said.
Warplanes also fired on a group of Palestinian militants east of Gaza City. Two were injured and evacuated to hospital.
There were also raids on a military site in al-Sudaniyya, northwest of Gaza City, and an agricultural area in Rafah, south Gaza. more
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that a 2-year-old child was killed, on Tuesday at night, and her brother was injured, when a missile fired by the Israeli air force hit their home in Az-Zeitoun neighborhood south of Gaza city.
The child was identified as Hadeel Ahmad Al-Haddad, 2, her brother suffered moderate injuries, and was moved to a local hospital for treatment.
The Israeli missiles and shells targeting the Gaza Strip led to the death of 7 Palestinians in the last 24 hours, while dozens of injuries were reported, some seriously. more