Israeli air strikes wound Gazans

Israel subsequently closed its crossings into Gaza to humanitarian aid traffic after briefly opening them in the morning.

Israeli air strikes wound Gazans
Two people have been wounded in an Israeli air raid on the Gaza Strip, Hamas and Palestinian medical officials have said.

An Israeli air strike hit a motorcycle in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

The raid came after an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian were reported to have been killed in a clash near the Kissufim border crossing.

The incident is the first apparent breach of the January 18 ceasefires.

Israel subsequently closed its crossings into Gaza to humanitarian aid traffic after briefly opening them in the morning.

US president Barack Obama has sent George Mitchell, his newly appointed Middle East envoy, to the region to discuss the ceasefire efforts.

Obama instructed Mitchell to "engage vigorously" to achieve real progress between Israel and the Palestinians.

Agencies
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