World Bulletin / News Desk
One Palestinian was killed and three others were injured in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip late on Sunday.
Israeli aircraft fired a missile into a group of Palestinians in al-Qarara village near the southern city of Khan Younis, eyewitnesses said.
"The attack left one person dead and three others injured," Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodrah told Anadolu Agency.
An Israeli army spokesman confirmed the attack, saying it targeted a group of Palestinian militants preparing a rocket attack against Israel.
Sunday's attack came shortly after the Israeli army said that two rockets fired from Gaza were intercepted.
"IronDome intercepted 2 rockets over the town of Netivot," spokesman Peter Lerner wrote on Twitter.
Since three Jewish settlers went missing from the West Bank in mid-June, the self-proclaimed Jewish state has launched several attacks on the Gaza Strip while carrying out a massive detention campaign across the West Bank.
Israel accuses the Gaza-based Hamas movement of kidnapping the three settlers – claims the Palestinian resistance faction denies.
Since the trio was first reported missing in mid-June, at least ten Palestinians have been killed and hundreds arrested – including a number of Hamas-affiliated lawmakers.
No group has thus far claimed responsibility for the settlers' disappearance.Last Mod: 30 Haziran 2014, 10:12