Saturday, September 1, 2012

2 hurt in Gaza airstrike

Maan News Agency
 
Published today (updated) 01/09/2012 11:17
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Two Palestinians were injured Saturday morning after Israeli F16 fighter jets launched two raids on western Gaza City, medics said.

Palestinian medical sources told Ma’an that two injured men were hospitalized at Gaza City’s Al-Shifa Hospital. Medics said the two sustained moderate wounds in the upper body.

An Israeli military spokesperson said the raids came in response to home-made projectiles fired from the Gaza Strip at Sderot. “The targets were hit accurately,” the spokesperson added.

Israel's military said in a statement that "The sites were targeted in response to the continuous rocket fire towards southern Israel."

It added: "The IDF will not tolerate any attempt by terrorist groups to target Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will continue to operate against those who use terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip."