Gaza deaths in Israeli air raid

Three members of the Islamic Jihad group are killed amid escalating tensions.

    Netanyahu on Sunday vowed an "immediate and powerful response" to Palestinian attacks [AFP]

     

    Violence has risen along the Israeli-Gaza frontier in the past month, which could further complicate US-backed diplomacy in the region.

    At least two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli soldiers close to the northern border of the besieged strip on Saturday.

    Netanyahu told a weekly cabinet session on Sunday that 20 mortar bombs and rockets had been fired at Israel from the Hamas-ruled territory last week, vowing an "immediate and powerful response" to any such attacks in the future.

    Rocket and mortar attacks were also cited as the reasons for Israel's 22-day assault on the Gaza Strip, which began in late December 2008 and left more than 1,300 Palestinians dead.

    Thirteen Israelis were killed during the conflict.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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