Sources: Israeli airstrike kills 1 in northern Gaza

Palestinians look at a damaged car in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip after an Israeli airstrike on Tuesday.

Story highlights

  • The airstrike killed one person and injured at least one other, Palestinian sources say
  • The Israeli military says the attack targeted militants who were about to fire rockets
  • Israel launched a pair of airstrikes in Gaza three days ago against suspected militants
An Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza early Friday killed one person and injured at least one other, Palestinian security sources said.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said the strike had targeted "a terrorist squad that was identified moments before firing rockets at Israel" from Gaza.
The group had been responsible for firing rockets at Israel for the past several days, the Israeli military said.
"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians, and will operate against anyone who uses terror against the state of Israel," the IDF statement said.
On Tuesday, Israeli security forces launched a pair of airstrikes against suspected Palestinian militants in Gaza, killing at least one person and injuring eight others, Israeli military and Palestinian medical sources said.
Those attacks were against terror cells in Gaza affiliated with the Global Jihad terror movement, the IDF said in a statement.