Palestinian man injured in Gaza airstrike

The man was injured by shrapnel from the Israeli strike, according to Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodrah

Palestinian man injured in Gaza airstrike

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Palestinian man was injured on Saturday in an Israeli airstrike on a farmland southern the Gaza Strip, a medical source said.

"Rescue teams moved the man, who was injured by shrapnel caused by an Israeli airstrike on Rafah, to hospital," Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodrah told Anadolu Agency.

Eyewitnesses, meanwhile, said Israeli warplanes attacked a Rafah farmland late on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Israeli planes attacked three sites affiliated with the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas southern the Gaza Strip, according to the Israeli army.

It said in a statement that the new strike comes on the heels of launching three rockets from Gaza on the building of Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel.

The Israeli army noted that 14 rockets have been fired from Gaza since midnight, including 12 rockets that fell in southern Israel, while one rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome system and another fell inside the Gaza Strip.

An Israeli soldier was slightly injured earlier Saturday when a mortar shell fired from Gaza hit southern Israel, Israel Radio reported.

On Friday, the Israeli army said a total of 150 rockets had been fired on Israel from the Gaza Strip since the June 12 abduction of three Jewish teens, whose bodies had been found later southern the West Bank.

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