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Fighting in Gaza Enters Third Day

Fighting in Gaza Enters Third Day


GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli air strikes killed a Palestinian militant and a 14-year-old boy on Wednesday as fighting across the border of the Gaza Strip entered a third day, despite Egyptian calls for a truce.

A member of one of Gaza’s fringe Islamist Salafi networks died and a comrade was wounded in an air strike on their motorcycle in southern Rafah, near Gaza’s border with the Egyptian Sinai, medical officials said.

A second air strike, in Gaza City, killed a 14-year-old boy and wounded his father, also a civilian, the officials said. The Israeli military confirmed the air strikes happened but gave no details on the second attack.

Palestinians fired around 20 rockets into Israel on Wednesday, causing no casualties, the Israeli military said.

Israel said the men targeted in Rafah were involved in a raid on Monday from adjacent Sinai territory into the Jewish state, which sparked the flare-up in violence.

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