At least one Palestinian killed, six injured in Gaza after Israeli strikes

  • At least one Palestinian killed, six injured in Gaza after Israeli strikes

At least one Palestinian killed, six injured in Gaza after Israeli strikes

Earlier this week two of its militants were killed after Israel shelled a Hamas border post in northern Gaza.

IDF confirmed striking targets in Gaza on Wednesday in response to two rockets from Gaza which fell in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, lightly injuring two people according to medics at the scene.

At least two Palestinians were wounded in raids aimed targeting a Hamas base in the southern Gaza Strip, the enclave's health ministry said.

The plan includes "the establishment of an airport, a port and a railway to link the Gaza Strip with the West Bank", the media said.

Two homes in Sderot were also reportedly hit by the shrapnel and several cars were damaged.

Palestinians insist on linking the Gaza Strip and the West Bank in any final peace agreement with Israel that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

Gaza's Health Ministry said three Palestinians were slightly injured in the strikes.

'As of now, 36 rocket launches were identified from Gaza towards Israel, ' the army wrote on Twitter. Israeli officials said they had been able to shoot down two of the rockets using the Iron Dome missile system.

Earlier on Wednesday, before the rocket fire, a Hamas official said these negotiations were in "advanced stages".

Jamie McGoldrick, the United Nations' humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, in a news release called Israel's restriction of fuel imports "a unsafe practice, with grave consequences on the rights of people in Gaza".

In another separate incident on Wednesday, IDF said that "terrorists fired shots at civilians" engaged in the construction of the barrier along the security fence near the northern Gaza Strip and that an engineering vehicle was hit.

A truce between Hamas and Israel will be officially unveiled by the end of August, according to Turkey's official news agency Anadolu, quoting a Hamas source.

United Nations and Egyptian-led efforts are under way to mediate a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas that would end a four-month surge of violence along the Israel-Gaza border.

Israel has lost tracts of farmland and forest to fires started by kites and helium balloons laden with incendiary material which have caused fires in Israeli forests and farmlands and flown over the border by Palestinians in Gaza.