One dead in Israeli air strike on Gaza City: medics

One dead in Israeli air strike on Gaza City: medics

GAZA CITY / TAPUAH - Agence France-Presse
One dead in Israeli air strike on Gaza City: medics

An Israeli soldier takes aim during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank refugee camp of Jalazon, north of Ramallah, on April 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ ABBAS MOMANI

An Israeli air strike on Gaza City killed one person and wounded another on Tuesday, Gaza's Hamas-run health ministry said.

"A man in his 20s was martyred and another injured in an Israeli air strike... in Shati refugee camp in western Gaza City," health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP.

Israel settler dies in West Bank stabbing attack: police

An Israeli settler was killed on Tuesday by a knife-wielding Palestinian in a stabbing attack at a bus stop in the northern West Bank, the army and police said.

"The Palestinian suspect stabbed an Israeli sitting at a bus stop. He died," police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP, adding that the incident took place near Tapuah junction which lies south of the city of Nablus.

A shootout took place when Israeli border police sped to the area and fired towards the attacker, she said.

"He grabbed the (victim's) weapon and fired towards the border police force that was in the area. They fired back and neutralised him," Samri said.

The Palestinian, a resident of the northern town of Tulkarem, was wounded and evacuated to an Israeli hospital.

The victim, a man in his 20s, lived in a settlement in the northern West Bank, Samri said, without specifying which.

Following the incident, Jewish settlers descended on the area and began attacking Palestinian cars, pelting them with stones, an AFP photographer said.

Dozens of police were deployed and shut down the main road leading to Nablus.