Israel targets suspected militants in Gaza

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

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  • Israeli airstrikes hit two suspected terror cells
  • The attacks kill 1, injure 8
Israeli security forces launched a pair of airstrikes against suspected Palestinian militants Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring eight others, Israeli military and Palestinian medical sources said.
The attacks were against terror cells in Gaza affiliated with the Global Jihad terror movement, Israel Defense Forces said in a statement. One of the cells intended to travel to the Israeli-Egyptian border in the Sinai to carry out an attack similar to one staged in August, according to the Israeli military.
"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will operate against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel," the Israeli military said. "The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza strip."
During the August incident, seven Israelis were killed in an attack after militants infiltrated across the border with Egypt. When Israel responded, it mistakenly shelled a number of Egyptian security forces, killing five of them.
Israel issued a rare apology for the casualties.