Gazan killed, 20 injured in Israeli strike


A Gaza civilian was killed and at least 20 others wounded, among them seven children, when an Israeli air strike hit a home next to a militant training ground, medics said Friday. The raid destroyed a home in eastern Gaza City, killing Bahjat al-Zaalan, 37, and injuring many of his family members, more than half of them children, emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya said.
The strike, which targeted a Hamas militant training ground nearby, caused the house to collapse, and several other houses nearby were also partly destroyed or burned. The Israeli military issued a laconic statement confirming it carried out two overnight raids on “terror activity sites,” one of which was in northern Gaza, but made no mention of the civilian casualties.