Israel kills two Palestinians, as Gaza attacked for fifth day

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AMMAN — Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians and wounded three others in the occupied West Bank as air strikes hit the Gaza Strip for a fifth day in a row.اضافة اعلان

The two killed were identified as Adnan Wasim Yousef Al-Araj, 19, and Saed Jihad Shaker Mashah. They suffered gunshots to the head, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Israel’s attack on Saturday occurred in the Balata refugee camp in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Al Jazeera reported.

Meanwhile, in Gaza, Israel carried out air strikes for a fifth day while sirens sounded in southern Israel after rockets were launched from the besieged territory.

Al Jazeera’s Youmna El Sayed, reporting from the enclave, said Israeli strikes targeted several cities across the strip, including two neighborhoods of Gaza city that were completely destroyed, she said.

Israeli military said it struck command centers belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) armed group and rocket launchers in its pre-dawn operations.

Rockets were fired from GazaA few hours later, rockets were fired from Gaza, setting off sirens and sending Israelis in border communities running to bomb shelters.

While no casualties have been reported from both sides on Saturday, at least 33 Palestinians have been killed and more than 110 wounded since bombardments started on Tuesday. The death toll includes at least six children.

Six PIJ leaders have been killed since the latest violence erupted after Israeli forces launched an assassination campaign against the group.

Simultaneous air raids on Tuesday killed Islamic Jihad commanders along with at least 10 civilians — some of their wives, children, and neighbors — as they slept in their homes.

Islamic Jihad, the largest armed group in Gaza after Hamas, has since fired almost 1,000 rockets, some deep into Israel. At least two Israelis have died.

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