Thursday, April 7, 2011

Israel shells Gaza City after Palestinian mortar strike -- countdown to war?

Israel has shelled the Palestinian territory of Gaza, killing one person and injuring at least four, after a mortar from Gaza hit a bus in southern Israel.

A boy, 13, was seriously wounded and several others were hurt by the mortar which landed near a kibbutz.

Israeli tanks shelled Gaza City, as Defence Minister Ehud Barak ordered the army to respond quickly.

A 50-year-old man was killed and a child, 4, was injured.

Several others were also hurt.

Israel also launched an air strike on a target in northern Gaza. The site was a training camp run by the Islamist Hamas movement, the AP news agency reports. (read more)