Middle East

One killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza Strip


One man has been killed and four others wounded in Israeli airstrikes in different parts of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli warplanes fired three missiles shortly after midnight on Saturday.

A field to the east of Gaza City was hit, with another missile landing near the border with Israel and the third near the city of Khan Younis.

The Israeli army confirmed the strikes and said in a statement that "the aircraft targeted sites belonging to terrorist organizations."

"These sites were targeted in response to the rocket fire on communities in southern Israel," the statement read, according to AFP news agency.

The statement noted that a rocket fired from Gaza on Friday had lightly injured an Israeli woman in the Hof Asheklon area.