28-01-2020 09:08 AM Jerusalem Timing

Israeli Gaza Raids Injure 4 Palestinians, including 3 Children

Israeli Gaza Raids Injure 4 Palestinians, including 3 Children

Israeli air strikes hit four targets in Gaza overnight, wounding four people, three of them children, medical and security sources said on Thursday.

Israeli air strikes hit four targets in Gaza overnight, wounding four people, three of them children, medical and security sources said on Thursday.

Medical sources in Gaza said a raid on the Al-Zeitoun district wounded four members of the same family -- three children and a 65-year-old man.Israeli warplane

The raid hit a garage, its owner Hasan Hasaneen told AFP, saying the vehicles that caught fire were not used by security forces but only for "reconstruction works."

The Israeli occupation army said that a major target of the strikes was suspected infiltration tunnels.

Gaza has been devastated by three Israeli aggressions since 2008, and reconstruction has been painstakingly slow amid an Israeli blockade on all imports under the pretext that they could have military purposes.

The occupation army claimed the overnight strikes targeted facilities run by Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas.

But the Hamas-run interior ministry said two raids targeted a base of the military wing of its another resistance movement, Islamic Jihad, causing damage but no casualties.