x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Hamas member killed in Israeli strike on Gaza, medics claim

A Palestinian from the ruling Hamas movement was killed and two others wounded in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip today.

GAZA CITY // A Palestinian from the ruling Hamas movement was killed and two others wounded in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip today, medics said.

The attack targeted a training ground used by Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine Al Qassam Brigades, which lies just east of Gaza City.

The dead man was named by medics as Mahmud Al Hiqi, 27, and the other two, who were slightly injured in the strike, were also identified as Hamas militants.

The Israeli army had no immediate comment on the strike which hit an area where three Palestinians had been injured by Israeli tank fire earlier today.