An Israeli air raid in the southern Gaza Strip has killed a leader from the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, which took control of the Gaza Strip in June.
No one was injured in a second air raid against an Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades position in Khan Yunis, Hamas said on Saturday.
The official said they had acted on information provided by Israel's internal security service.
Israel also pounded Gaza on Thursday, killing seven people days after a suicide bombing claimed by the Strip's Hamas rulers.
Saturday's death brings to 6,130 the number of people killed since the start of the second Palestinian uprising in 2000, the vast majority of them Palestinians, according to an AFP count.
Earlier on Saturday, an eight-year-old boy was seriously wounded when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in the southern Israeli town of Sderot. The boy's 19-year-old brother was also wounded in the attack.
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