Two more Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli airstrike that targeted the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip.
Medical sources said the bodies of the two men, identified as Yousef Abu Abdo and Ali Aqqad, were found during the early hours of Monday after a midnight Israeli airstrike, Palestinian WAFA news agency reported
.The discovery was made as another Israeli raid targeted the city of Rafah on Sunday, killing one Palestinian named Ahmed Jarghun, who was a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and injuring another DFLP member.
Israeli military officials claimed that the airstrikes were against what they described as “a rocket squad that attacked Israel from the southern Gaza Strip.”
On Saturday, nine members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement were killed in three separate attacks on Rafah. Six others also sustained injuries in the strikes.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the Israeli regime on Sunday to “exercise maximum restraint,” expressing “deep concern” over the recent violent incident.
The Israeli military has carried out airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on an almost regular basis since the end of the December 2008-January 2009 war on the Palestinian territory.
Scores of Palestinians have been killed and many more have been injured over past months.
The airstrikes have been carried out under the pretext of preventing attacks on Israel.
The latest Israeli bombings came as Shaul Mofaz, a member of Israel’s Knesset, said on Sunday that the Tel Aviv regime must continue its targeted assassination of high-ranking figures within the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Mofaz added that Israel must “restore its deterrence capabilities” against what he claimed as “rocket attacks from Gaza.”