One Palestinian killed as Gaza-Israel violence flares again
At least one Palestinian was killed on Thursday as violence along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel has escalated one again. The Israeli media reported that an anti-tank rocket was fired from the Strip toward southern Israel, hitting a bus. That strike injured the bus driver and a 16-year-old boy. Israeli officials said the boy was in critical condition.
Israel responded by attacking a house in Shujaiyeh neighborhood, to the east of Gaza. A 50-year-old Palestinian, identified as Muhammed Manasra, was killed and at least six people, including a four-year-old girl, were wounded, conveyed Palestinian medics.
A Hamas checkpoint in Shuja'iyeh was also targeted by an Israel helicopter. A Gaza police training ground was also attacked.
The third Israeli attack wounded one person east of Rafah in the south of the Palestinian territory, while a fourth shelling injured another Palestinian near the town of Kissufim, also in the south of the Strip.