Palestinian killed in Gaza by Israeli airstrike

A Palestinian has been killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza City, Palestinian officials say.

Palestinian killed in Gaza by Israeli airstrike

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Israeli airstrike killed a Palestinian and wounded another in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, medics said, in the first targeted attack since a ceasefire ended an eight-day war in November.

An Israeli government spokesman claimed the military had hit a "jihadi who was an expert in manufacturing rockets".

He added that the man had "played a role" in a rocket attack from Egypt's Sinai peninsula against Israel's Red Sea resort of Eilat on April 17, which had caused no damage or injuries.

Locals in Gaza named the dead man as Haitham Al-Mes-hal, 29, saying he was hit while riding a motorcycle in the north of the enclave. He was believed to be a member of Hamas's national security force, but relatives said he also belonged to a Salafi organisation.



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