Palestinians say 4 injured from IDF strike in Gaza

Report follows confirmation that IAF strikes Islamic Jihad and Hamas targets in response to a Kassam rocket fired in Negev.

February 26, 2011 15:39
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A Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant holds a rocke

Kassam cradled by terrorist 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

Palestinians in Gaza reported on Saturday that IDF planes hit targets in Gaza belonging to Islamic Jihad west of Khan Younis.

Earlier in the day Palestinians reported that four people had been lightly injured as a result of IDF activity in the Gaza Strip, including a baby.

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The IDF did not confirm the Palestinian reports of air strikes Saturday.

The reports come after the IDF did confirm that IAF planes attacked two Islamic Jihad and Hamas targets in the central Gaza strip overnight Friday, in response to Kassam rockets fired on the Sdot Negev Regional Council earlier in the day.

The IDF spokesman confirmed direct hits on the targets. No Palestinian casualties were reported.

In addition to the Kassam rocket fired into Israel an additional Kassam was fired that landed in Palestinian territory.

No one was injured and no damage was reported in the attack.

On Thursday Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Hamas, “I do not suggest that anyone test the State of Israel’s resolve,”  a day after two Grad-model Katyusha rockets slammed into Beersheba for the first time since Operation Cast Lead over two years ago.

On Thursday night, the Israel Air Force struck Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Palestinian news reports said the attack had been against a car and that one person was killed and three wounded. The IDF said the targets were linked to Hamas and had been involved in terrorist activity.

Yaakov Katz, Tovah Lazaroff, and Judy Siegel-Itzkovich contributed to this report.

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