Sunday, 9 February 2014

Israeli airstrike on motorcycle injures two men in central Gaza Strip


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli warplanes targeted a motorcycle in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Sunday morning, injuring two young Palestinian men, Gaza medical sources said.

Spokesman for the Gaza Strip ministry of health Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an that two Palestinian men were evacuated to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah after an Israeli reconnaissance plane fired a missile at their motorcycle.

Medics said one of the victims was critically wounded and the other sustained moderate injuries.

An Israeli army statement identified the target of the strike as Abdallah Kharti, who was described as a "key Popular Resistance Committees operative" who was involved with "numerous incidents of rocket fire towards Israel." more

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