A truck that was struck in southern Gaza in occupied Palestine. Israel struck the truck killing two people., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
19 September 2012
Last updated at 19:01 ET
Israeli strike near Rafah in Gaza Strip 'kills two'
The strike hit a four-wheel-drive near the Egyptian border, officials say
An Israeli air strike has killed two people and wounded another in the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials say.
They say the car they were travelling in was hit east of the town of Rafah.
A Palestinian security official identified the dead as employees of a border patrol unit.
sIsrael's military said they had launched an air strike on Gaza, which is administered by Hamas, but did not comment on casualties.
Other reports have said Wednesday's attack was in response to mortar shells fired into Israel from Gaza earlier in the day.
Israel holds Hamas responsible for rockets attacks launched from Gaza.
Nine days ago two Palestinian children were injured by Israeli air strikes on smuggling tunnels between Gaza and Egypt, Palestinian medics said.