Two Palestinians killed in Israel airstrike – Gaza officials

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza has killed two Palestinians, security officials have said.

The airstrike hit a base of Hamas’s military wing in Nusseirat in the central Gaza Strip.

Security officials of the territory’s Palestinian Islamist rulers said two people had died in the strike.

It comes amid protests across Palestinian territories after President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Two Palestinians were shot dead by the Israeli army in the clashes earlier on Saturday morning.

They were named as Abdullah al-Atal, 28 and Mohammed al-Safdi, 30 by the Hamas health ministry.

The ministry said the bodies of the two men were recovered several hours after the pre-dawn strike, in Nusseirat, central Gaza.

A Hamas source is understood to have confirmed they were members.

It follows three rocket attacks overnight on Friday from Gaza to southern Israel.

An army statement said: “Today… in response to the rockets fired at southern Israeli communities throughout yesterday, Israel air force aircraft targeted four facilities belonging to the Hamas terror organisation in the Gaza Strip.”

The targets were two weapons manufacturing sites, a weapons warehouse, and a military compound.

Violence has erupted after US President Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


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