June 28, 2010 / 4:25 PM / 9 years ago

Israeli air strike kills Gaza militant

GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip on Monday killed at least one Palestinian militant and wounded two other people, medical workers said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said a military aircraft had “targeted a Palestinian who fired a rocket-propelled grenade at soldiers” that struck inside Israel. Israeli media said a mortar bomb was also fired from Gaza at Israel, causing no injuries.

“A direct hit was identified” in the Israeli attack, the army spokeswoman said. There were no reported casualties from the grenade attack that prompted the air raid.

Israel frequently carries out air raids over Hamas-ruled Gaza, targeting Palestinian militants suspected of firing rockets into the Jewish state.

Palestinian medics said the latest strike struck near Jebalya refugee camp in northern Gaza, and that the man killed was active with the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a militant group.

One of the two men wounded was in a serious condition, the medics said.

Two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli air strike on Friday in Gaza, when Israel attacked tunnels along the border with Egypt that it says are used by Islamist militants to smuggle in weapons.

Reporting by Saleh Salam; Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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