Israel/Terrorism: Two injured in mortar attack as tensions escalate in Gaza

Gaza militants fired on Thursday a mortar shell at a school bus in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council. Medics reported that two persons were injured among whom one critically. According to the Israeli military radio, at least 20 shells were fried today at Shaar Hanegev. It is worth mentioning that the attack occurred only a  few hours after an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) aircraft stroked arms smuggling tunnels in southern Gaza.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak immediately ordered the Israeli Defence Force to swiftly respond to the attack. According to local sources, one person was killed when the IDF bombed a target in east of Gaza city. No information was disclosed regarding his identity so far.