2 killed, 7 wounded in Israeli strike against north Gaza

07:38, July 22, 2010      

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A wounded Palestinian boy is carried into Beit Hanoun hospital, northern Gaza Strip, July 21, 2010. At least one Palestinian militant was killed and about seven others were wounded Wednesday afternoon in an Israeli artillery shelling in northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, witnesses and ambulance officials said.
(Xinhua Photo)

Two Palestinians, including an Islamic Jihad (Holy War) movement militant, were killed and seven others wounded in Israeli strike against north Gaza on Wednesday, the Israeli army confirmed.

A spokesman for the Israeli army told Xinhua that the army fired several shells at a group of Palestinian gunmen who were spotted approaching the fence that separates Gaza and Israel in eastern Beit Hanoun city.

The spokesman said that the shells killed one member of the group who was carrying a suspicious object suspected to be a rocket launcher.

Meanwhile, Gaza emergency chief Mo'aweya Hassanein told Xinhua that a seriously wounded Palestinian died of his sustained wounds later in the hospital, adding that "the toll of the Israeli strike increases to two, while seven wounded."

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