GAZA: At least two people have been killed in an Israeli air raid on the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
Another 25 Palestinians, including a six-month-old baby, were also wounded in the attack carried out on Friday night.
Dr Ashraf al-Qidra, the spokesperson for the health ministry, told local media that the bodies of two Hamas fighters were recovered at dawn from training sites of the Qassam Brigades armed wing in the south of Gaza City.
The fighters were identified as Mahmoud al-Atal, 28 and Mohammed Safadi, 30.
Friday night’s air raid by Israel followed the alleged launching of rockets from inside the Gaza Strip.
One was reportedly intercepted by Israel’s US-built Iron Dome missile defence system over the southern Israeli city of Sderot, while the second did not reach Israeli territory.
A third rocket, allegedly fired from Gaza, exploded in Sderot, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. No casualties were reported.
Palestinian political party Hamas tweeted that Israeli “jet planes target parts of north Gaza”.
Israeli media said the targets were Hamas military installations.