Killed and wounded in the Israeli raids on Gaza Strip

Eldorar Alshamia Editor | 9 February, 2017

Eldorar Alshamia:

Israeli aircraft launched at dawn on Thursday, an air strike on the southern town of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, which led to the deaths of two Palestinians and wounding others.

Local sources reported that Israeli aircraft targeted a tunnel to smuggle goods, extending between Gaza and the Egyptian side, causing the deaths of two workers and injuring five others.

The sources added that bodies and the injured were recoverd from inside the tunnel, and taken to Abu Yousef al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah.

For its part, the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza confirmed the deaths of two youths and wounding five others injured in the raid that targeted a tunnel on the border.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qudra that Hossam Hamid Soufi, 24, from Rafah, and Mohammed Anwar al-Aqra, 38, from Gaza City were killed and  five others were injured; as a result of being targeted by Israeli aircraft on the Egyptian-Palestinian border, South Rafah.

Gaza suffered intense air raids and artillery targeted agricultural land, and farms, and points to monitor belonging to the resistance, to the east and north, in response to the fall of the rocket-propelled grenade on the territory of Asqalan, amid fears of a deterioration of the situation to all-out war on the Gaza Strip.

Israel launched a fierce war on the Gaza Strip on July 7, 2014 and lasted for 51 days, and committed horrific massacres that killed 2158 Palestinians and wounded 11 thousand others, and destroyed tens of thousands of housing units.