Gaza toll climbs to three after Israeli strikes

Gaza toll climbs to three after Israeli strikes


Indo-Asian News Service
Gaza/West Bank, Dec 9 2017:Rescue teams on Saturday found a body of a Palestinian killed in last night’s Israeli airstrikes on northern Gaza Strip, raising the death toll to three.

Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al Qedra told reporters that two other Palestinians were killed in the clashes on the borders and 170 people were wounded.

Israeli war jets carried out fresh airstrikes at around 3.45 a.m. on Saturday. They struck with missiles three military posts that belong to Hamas in northern, central and southern Gaza Strip, Xinhua news agency reported.

Hamas movement called on the Palestinians in a statement to carry on with the “uprising” all over the Palestinian territories.

Clashes were renewed in the morning east of Gaza City and east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip between schoolchildren and Israeli soldiers. One school boy was injured, according to officials.

Meanwhile, violence also broke out in West Bank city of Bethlehem between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces stationed at the northern entrance of the city.

Political factions called for more protests in the West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was expected to head a series of meetings of the political leadership and his own Fatah party later in the day.