GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Two men were killed and two others seriously injured in an Israeli airstrike on central Gaza on Sunday afternoon, medics said.
Israeli warplanes launched a deadly strike on a tuk-tuk vehicle in Deir al-Balah, Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an.
He said the casualties were all evacuated to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah.
Medics identified the victims as 23-year-old Izz Addin Abu Nuseira, and 22-year-old Ahmad Abu Fatayir who succumbed to his injuries upon arrival at hospital.
Israel's army said it targeted a "terrorist squad" who had just fired a rocket from the central Gaza Strip at Israel, adding that a hit was confirmed.
The two victims brought Gaza's death toll from Israeli airstrikes to 5 within 24 hours. more