The Israel Air Force struck targets in Gaza's Zeitun neighborhood Thursday morning, leaving one dead, Israel Radio reported.

An IDF spokesman confirmed the operation, saying it was aimed at a terrorist preparing to launch a high-trajectory weapons toward Israel.

The Palestinian Ma'an News Agency quoted Gazan Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra as saying three Palestinian civilians were injured in the strike east of Gaza City, one of them critically.

Earlier in the morning, the IDF successfully fired upon a Hamas squad planning to fire an anti-tank missile at an IDF squadron.

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