Palestinians: 4 killed, 13 wounded in Gaza Strip

Mar 22 2011 - 9:38am

JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian health official says an Israeli military strike killed four people and wounded 13 others in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Adham Abu Salmia says the strike hit a house east of Gaza City, and Hamas police said Israeli tank fire shelled the area. Israel's military had no immediate comment.

Israel hit a series of Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip earlier Tuesday, damaging smuggling tunnels and suspected weapons sites. Palestinian officials said 19 people were wounded. Palestinians bombarded Israel with dozens of mortars on Saturday in the largest barrage in years.

The area between Gaza City and the Israeli border is the frequent site of violence between Palestinian militants and Israeli forces.


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