An Israel Air Force strike killed one Palestinian and wounded two others in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Israel and Hamas medical officials said, two days after an Egyptian-brokered truce had calmed an outbreak of cross-border violence.
The Palestinian who was killed in the attack, Bassam Abdullah Ahmad, was a member of an extreme Salafi movement in the Gaza Strip, Jaljalat, which is identified with Global Jihad.
The strike in central Gaza followed the firing of two rockets at Israel earlier in the day. There were no reported casualties in those incidents.
An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed there was an air strike after a Hamas medical official in Gaza said a militant had been killed and another wounded in an Israeli strike at al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza.
On Wednesday, Hamas militants announced they were ready to stop the latest round of cross-border violence as long as Israel followed suit, in a statement issued after Israeli air strikes killed two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in a third day of fighting.
The militant killed on Friday was the ninth person in Gaza killed by Israeli air strikes since Monday, including a 14-year-old boy. Israel launched these attacks after a cross-border attack from Egyptian Sinai that killed an Israeli man.
Israel responded to the border penetration on Monday by killing two of the attackers, then attacked militant targets in Gaza including some it blamed for the incident along the Egyptian frontier and others it said fired rockets.
Around 70 rockets and mortars were fired into Israel from Gaza since Wednesday morning. Around 120 were fired since the start of the week. Some of them were launched after the truce was called.
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