Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip have left at least 16 Palestinians wounded, including two in a critical condition, Gazan witnesses and security sources said. Reports said Israel's F-16 warplanes and Apache helicopters launched several airstrikes late Wednesday and early Thursday across the Gaza Strip. On Wednesday, an Israeli tank opened fire on a group of Palestinians in the east of Gaza City. The Islamic Jihad movement said that three of its members were wounded by Israeli tanks firing from positions inside the Strip. Separately, two other Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire in Beit Lahiya. In another attack, Israeli drones targeted the east of Gaza City, injuring at least two people. Late Wednesday, Palestinian gunners launched three Grad rockets toward the Israeli city of Beer Sheva. There were no casualties.
Meanwhile, Hamas said it had evacuated all its security posts, police stations and government buildings as it expects additional Israeli raids.