A 3-year-old Palestinian girl was killed by shrapnel during an Israeli air strike on the Al Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza strip on Tuesday, Dec. 24, according to Gaza hospital officials. She was identified as Hala Abu Sabhika.
At least six others were wounded in the Israeli strikes which came hours after a Palestinian sniper reportedly killed an Israeli civilian who was repairing the border security fence which separates Gaza from Israel.
The Israeli civilian was the first Israeli killed on the Gaza frontier in more than a year, Reuters reported.
Salah Shukri Abu Latyef, 22, from Rahat, was working on the #Gaza border when he was shot and struck in the chest by a #Palestinian sniper
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The Israeli military said in a statement that the sites targeted included “a weapon manufacturing facility” and “terror infrastructure in the central Gaza strip” among others. Hamas condemned the girl’s death as “a criminal and cowardly act.”