Two Palestinians killed in Israeli air raid in Gaza: medics

GAZA CITY:An Israeli air raid in Gaza killed two Palestinians Tuesday, as Israel pursued its campaign to stop rocket fire by Hamas from the enclave, medics said.

The deaths take to 2,136 the number of Palestinians killed since July 8 when the Israeli attacks started. An army spokesman said Israel carried out 15 raids since 2100 GMT Monday, while several rockets were fired at Israel Tuesday morning.

One of the rockets was destroyed by Israel’s Iron Dome air defence system in the greater Tel Aviv area.Israeli warplanes attacked two high-rise buildings in Gaza City.

Hamas’s armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, said in a statement that they fired “a rocket at Haifa and four at the Tel Aviv region” in reprisal for the attacks against the 14- and 16-storey buildings.