Israel kills two Palestinian fighters in Gaza Strip

Israel opened fire and killed two Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, Palestinian medical workers said.

Israel kills two Palestinian fighters in Gaza Strip

Israel opened fire and killed two Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, Palestinian medical workers said.

One of the dead was a member of Gaza's ruling Hamas movement and the other was from an allied group, the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), representatives of the two groups said. A third man was wounded in the incident, according to medics working at a hospital where he was being treated.

It was the first time Israel had admitted a fatal attack in Gaza in nearly a month. Two Hamas fighters were also killed on Sept. 1, but Israel denied killings in that case.

Since an offensive in January that Israel killed nearly 1500 Palestinians in Gaza, a ceasefire has broadly held, with sporadic exceptions.

The attack comes while Palestinians were observing the festival of Eid al-Fitr on Sunday.


Reuters

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