Death toll of Israel's air offensive on Gaza rises to 25

GMT 14:34 2014 Wednesday ,09 July

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A Palestinian man was killed and another was injured by an Israeli airstrike on a motorcycle in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, bringing the death toll of Israel's latest air offensive on Gaza to 25, an official said.
Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told (Ma'an) news agency 30-year-old Rafiq al-Kafarna was killed as Israeli warplanes targeted his motorcycle in Beit Lahiya.
Another man sustained critical injuries and was taken to Kamal Udwan Hospital, al-Qidra said.
An Israeli army spokesman told Ma'an that the Israeli army carried out a joint operation with the Shin Bet intelligence agency to target Abdullah Diysallah.
The spokesperson said the strike took place in the northern Gaza Strip, and refused to comment on whether or not the bombing struck its target.
Earlier Wednesday, an Israeli airstrike hit an open area in al-Mighrafa in the central Gaza Strip.
An Israeli army statement said earlier that the air force carried out strikes on some 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight.
Israel has dubbed its air campaign on Gaza "Operation Protective Edge," saying the offensive comes in response to heavy rocket fire from Gaza's militant groups.

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