GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A rocket fired from Gaza killed an Israeli civilian on Sunday and two Palestinian gunmen were killed in an Israeli strike as cross-border hostilities ran into their third day.
Air-raid sirens sent Israelis in the country’s south, near Gaza, running to their shelters through the night as interceptor missiles blew up rockets in the sky. Israeli police said one of the rockets launched from Gaza hit a house in the city of Ashkelon, killing one man.
Bombings - Gaza - Shook - Buildings - Palestinians
Israeli bombings in Gaza shook buildings and sent Palestinians fleeing for cover. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group said two of its men were killed in an Israeli raid before dawn.
Egyptian and U.N. mediators, credited with brokering ceasefires in previous rounds of violence, were working to prevent further hostilities.
Round - Violence - Friday - Islamic - Jihad
The latest round of violence began on Friday when a Palestinian Islamic Jihad sniper fired at Israeli troops, wounding two soldiers, according to the Israeli military.
Israel retaliated with an air strike that killed two militants from the armed Islamist group Hamas, which controls Gaza.
Palestinians - Frontier - Israeli - Forces - Day
Two other Palestinians protesting near the frontier were killed by Israeli forces on the same day, Palestinian...
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