Israeli air strikes kill 6 Palestinians following attack on border construction site (CNN) Cable News Network) JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 06/19/12)
CNN} CABLE NEWS NETWORK
CNN} CABLE NEWS NETWORK Articles-Index-Top
Jerusalem (CNN) -- Israeli air strikes have killed six Palestinians
in Gaza during the past 24 hours following an attack on an Israeli
border fence construction site that left one worker dead, medical
officials in Gaza said Tuesday.
Violence appeared to be escalating between the two sides as the armed
wing of Hamas said it had shelled an Israeli base Tuesday.
Four Palestinians were killed in Beit Hanoun, a city in northern
Gaza, and two more early Tuesday east of central Gaza City, the
medical officials said.
A spokesman for the Israeli Defense Force said Tuesday that the
Israel Air Force had carried out a strike around midnight on a group
of men he said were laying explosives near the security fence in
On Monday, the IDF said the air force had scored a direct hit on "a
terrorist squad attempting to fire a rocket at Israel from the
northern Gaza Strip."
Meanwhile, the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said Tuesday
it had shelled an Israeli military base near the border with Gaza.
The group said in a statement that the attack was in response to the
death of one of its members in the air strike on Beit Hanoun.
The IDF spokesman said three rockets had landed inside Israel on
Tuesday, but he could not confirm whether they hit an army base.
CNN´s Michael Schwartz, Kareem Khadder and Talal Abu Rahman
contributed to this report. (© 2012 Cable News Network 06/19/12)
Return to Top
MATERIAL REPRODUCED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY