The Israeli Air Force launched new strikes against targets in Gaza today, a day after bombing the home of a Hamas Parliament member in Gaza, killing eight people.
At least four members of the group Islamic Jihad, on their way to launch rockets at Israel, were killed in a strike that destroyed their car near the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya, according to Reuters, which cited the militant group.
One man was killed in an attack on what Israel called a rocket making facility, and Palestinians called a stonemason's shop, Reuters reported. The air strikes also knocked out electricity to about 50,000 people.
Sunday's attack came hours after the Israeli government announced that it would intensify its military operations in Gaza in an effort to halt Palestinian rocket fire into Israel. An Egyptian-brokered cease-fire reached on Saturday appeared to be holding up in Gaza, after a week of fierce factional fighting between Fatah and its rival, Hamas.
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