Israeli warplanes in fresh strikes on Gaza
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Israeli warplanes renewed their air strikes in the Gaza Strip, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of the consequences if Palestinian rocket fire continued.
The first air strikes on the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis killed a militant of the Islamic Jihad and wounded another man, Palestinian sources said.
The Israeli military confirmed the attack, saying it had targeted a member of Islamic Jihad who "was involved in planning a massive terrorist attack in the heart of Israel."
"This operation disrupts the execution of the attack by Islamic Jihad," an Israeli army spokeswoman said.
"That organization has been involved in the firing of rockets towards Israeli territory and IDF forces (army) in the past few days," she added.
Adham Abu Selmiya, spokesman for the Hamas-run health services in the Gaza Strip, named the dead man as 25-year-old Mohammed Jamil al-Najar.
Sources: Agence France-Presse
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