Palestinian killed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza

Sunday's attack came shortly after the Israeli army said that two rockets fired from Gaza were intercepted.

Palestinian killed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza

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.

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