Two Hamas activists killed in Israeli strike
Israeli planes fired on a car traveling in Gaza City, killing two people Friday night. The Israeli army confirmed that it had targeted "militants" traveling in the vehicle. Hamas said its men were in the car that was hit.
An earlier airstrike had hit a Hamas training camp south of Gaza City, destroying the compound and lightly injuring at least three, witnesses said.
More than 40 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli raids over the past 10 days, and an Israeli woman was killed by a rocket on Monday in a Palestinian rocket barrage.
Meanwhile, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh stayed away from public prayers on Friday, even though Israel denied he was a target of the missile fired at the Shati refugee camp just before midnight Thursday. No one was hurt in that attack. Other targets around that time were a money changer's shop in Gaza City that the army said funneled funds to terror organizations, and a Hamas post in northern Gaza.
According to the AP, Gaza Strip's border crossing with Egypt was reopened on Friday after Israel relaxed a security alert that kept it closed 12 days.