Gaza teen dies of wounds from Israeli raid

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — A Gaza teenager died on Monday from wounds sustained in an Israeli air strike earlier this month, bringing the death toll from the Israeli raids to 27, medics said.

By (AFP)

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Published: Wed 31 Aug 2011, 1:45 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:19 AM

Haitam Maruf, 14, was hit on August 19 by an Israeli missile targeting Palestinian militants in the Beit Lahiya area of the Gaza Strip.

The air strike was one of a wave of raids carried out in retaliation for a deadly series of shootings on a desert road just north of the Red Sea resort town of Eilat that killed eight Israelis and which Israel blamed on the Gaza-based Popular Resistance Committees.

Most of those killed in the Israeli reprisals were militants but some were civilians, three of them children, the Gaza emergency services said.

An Israeli civilian was also killed in the desert city of Beersheva in a tit-for-tat rocket strike by Gaza militants.

Another rocket hit Israel late Monday but it struck an uninhabited area and caused neither casualties nor damage, a military spokeswoman said.

It was the sixth rocket or mortar round fired from Gaza since the main militant groups announced a truce on Thursday night, the spokeswoman added.

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