Israel launches air strikes on Gaza: witnesses
Israeli warplanes conducted two nighttime air strikes against the Gaza Strip following rocket fire against Israel, witnesses said.world Updated: Dec 18, 2008 11:00 IST
Israeli warplanes conducted two nighttime air strikes against the Gaza Strip following rocket fire against Israel, witnesses said on Thursday.
The raids, which targeted metal workshops in the towns of Jabaliya and Khan Yunis in the north and south caused extensive material damage but no injuries, witnesses and medical sources said.
The Israeli military confirmed the air strikes and said the workshops were used to manufacture rockets.
There has been upsurge in rocket attacks and Israeli reprisal air strikes ahead of the expiration tomorrow of a six-month ceasefire.
A Palestinian man was killed during an Israeli air raid on Gaza on Wednesday, a day in which 19 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel according to the Israeli military.
First Published: Dec 18, 2008 10:56 IST