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Israeli military renews strikes on Gaza Strip killing at least one

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The Israeli military said it renewed strikes on Gaza Wednesday, killing one person according to the Palestinian territory’s health ministry.

In a statement, the military said it was “currently striking Islamic Jihad terrorist organization rocket launching infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.”

A Gaza health ministry official told AFP one person was killed.

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An AFP journalist saw airstrikes hit north of Gaza City, with smoke billowing from the densely-populated territory.

Israel’s military said it also fired on militants “who were travelling to a rocket launch site in the city of Khan Yunis” in southern Gaza.

In the afternoon, sirens blared in the Tel Aviv area warning of incoming rocket fire from Gaza, an AFP journalist said.

A senior Israeli security official told journalists that “more than 60 rockets” were launched within 45 minutes from Gaza, following deadly Israeli strikes targeting Islamic Jihad militants in the Palestinian territory.

The latest violence comes a day after Israeli airstrikes killed 15 Gazans, including top militants from Islamic Jihad and four children, according to a health ministry toll.

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