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Ten-year-old Palestinian killed in fresh Israeli airstrikes on Gaza
Saturday March 12, 2016 11:50 AM, Agencies

Gaza: A ten-year-old boy was killed on Saturday morning in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, Xinhua quoted medics and security officials as saying.

Yasin Abu Hussa, 10, died in a raid targeting a base of the Hamas movement's military wing in Beit Lahiya, in the north of the Strip, Qudra said, one of four strikes the Israeli military said it carried out in response to rocket fire into Israel on Friday night.

The Israeli news website The Times of Israel also quoted Hamas' health ministry as saying Yasin's 13-year-old sister was injured in the air strike.

Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip by Palestinian militants hit southern Israel on Friday night without causing damage or injuries, the Israeli army said.

"Initial reports indicate several rockets hit open areas in southern Israel," a military statement said.

"No injuries have been reported."

Israel’s military later said that that it had responded by hitting four Hamas targets in Gaza.

The rocket fire and Israeli air strikes come less than 24 hours after Israeli forces raided a Palestinian TV station in Ramallah, arresting the manager and two crew members. The Israeli internal intelligence agency, the Shin Bet, claimed that the station was affiliated with the Islamic Jihad group, a Palestinian Islamist political movement.

The Times of Israel reported that Islamic Jihad supporters organised a rally in Gaza later in the day to show solidarity with the detained Palestinian journalists.

Tensions have been boiling in Israel and Palestine since the fall of last year. Since 1 October, a wave of violence has killed 189 Palestinians, 28 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a Sudanese, according to an AFP count.

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