Israeli airstrike kills two in the Gaza Strip

For weeks, Israeli aircraft have targeted Palestinian fighters in the strip in an apparent return of Israel's policy of "targeted killings."

Israeli airstrike kills two in the Gaza Strip

World Bulletin / News Desk

The death toll from a late Monday Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip rose to two after a wounded Palestinian succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.

Sherif Youssef Nasser, 31, has succumbed to his injuries, Ashraf al-Qodrah told Anadolu Agency.

Mosab Moussa al-Zaanen, 21, was instantly killed in the Israeli airstrike on Beit Hanoun town.

The Israeli army, for its part, said the strike came in response to a rocket attack on an Israeli town on the border with the Gaza Strip.

For weeks, Israeli aircraft have targeted Palestinian fighters in the strip in an apparent return of Israel's policy of "targeted killings."

The self-proclaimed Jewish state says its airstrikes on Gaza are in retaliation for rockets fired from the costal enclave.

In November 2012, Israel signed an Egypt-brokered ceasefire with Gaza-based resistance groups.

The truce followed eight days of unrelenting Israeli raids on the besieged enclave that left nearly 190 Palestinians dead and more than 1,500 injured.

Israel detains 12 Palestinians in W. Bank

Israeli authorities on Tuesday detained 12 Palestinians in the West Bank, eyewitnesses said.

According to witnesses, Israeli forces raided homes in two towns in the West Bank province of Nablus, detaining four people.

Eight others were detained in Yatta, a town in Al-Khalil (Hebron), when an Israeli force stormed the town under the pretext of searching for weapons, activist Rateb al-Jabour told Anadolu Agency.

There was no immediate comment from Israeli authorities on the report.

Israeli forces routinely conduct raids in the West Bank claiming to be looking for "wanted" Palestinians.

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