A Palestinian fighter from the ruling Hamas movement was killed and two others wounded on Thursday in an Israeli air strike on eastern Gaza City, medics said.
The attack targeted a training ground used by Hamas’s armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, in the southeastern Zeitun neighborhood of the city, they said.
The dead man was named by medics as Mahmud al-Hiqi, 27, and the other two, who were moderately injured in the strike, were also identified as Hamas fighters.
The Israeli army had no immediate comment on the strike which hit close to an area where three Palestinians had been injured by Israeli tank fire earlier on Thursday.
In the earlier incident, three men who were travelling in a car in Shejaiya, a neighborhood in the east of the city, were injured when a tank shell struck their vehicle and another landed nearby, medics said.
One of them was critically wounded, while the other two were moderately hurt.
In six days of tit-for-tat violence which began on June 18, 15 Palestinians were killed and dozens more injured, while fighters fired more than 150 rockets at Israel, injuring five.