Gaza militant killed as rockets hit Israel

Palestinian children mourn for militant Basil Ahmad during his funeral in Bureij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Friday, June 22, 2012. Palestinian sources say that Ahmad was killed during an Israeli airstrike east of Bureij refugee camp on Friday. An Israeli airstrike killed a Gaza militant Friday as he was preparing to launch rockets, Israel's military said, the latest casualty in a week-long exchange of cross-border attacks. (AP Photo/Ashraf Amra)Palestinian children mourn for militant Basil Ahmad during his funeral in Bureij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Friday, June 22, 2012. Palestinian sources say that Ahmad was killed during an Israeli airstrike east of Bureij refugee camp on Friday. An Israeli airstrike killed a Gaza militant Friday as he was preparing to launch rockets, Israel’s military said, the latest casualty in a week-long exchange of cross-border attacks. (AP Photo/Ashraf Amra) (Ashraf Amra)

JERUSALEM — A Gaza health official says a Palestinian militant was killed in an Israeli airstrike that targeted rocket-launcher squads in the coastal strip.

Ashraf Al Kedra says the militant was killed early on Saturday and that 17 people, some of them civilians, were wounded. He says some buildings used by the militant Hamas group, which rules the coastal territory, were damaged.

The Israeli military says the airstrikes target Palestinian militants who have fired over 150 rockets at residential areas in southern Israel this week. An Israeli civilian was injured by one of the rockets on Saturday morning.

The latest round of fighting erupted last week when militants infiltrated across the porous border from Egypt and killed an Israeli civilian. A shadowy al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility.

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Posted on June 23, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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