At least one Palestinian has been killed in Israeli air attacks that pounded the Gaza Strip for a second straight day, according to Palestinian health officials.
The renewed bombardment on Wednesday prompted a barrage of retaliatory rocket fire from the besieged enclave towards southern Israel.
The Israeli air raids struck multiple locations across the besieged enclave, including in the south and the north, and a number of sites belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement.
Local media reported that at least one other Palestinian was wounded east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. The PIJ did not confirm that the victims were members of its group.
Reporting from Gaza City, Al Jazeera’s Youmna El Sayed said locals were on “high alert”, with a lot of worries as schools and public and private facilities have closed and people try to stay indoors following a series of attacks on Tuesday that killed at least 15 people, including several civilians.
The bombardment comes a day after Israeli forces attacked Gaza City and its environs, killing 15 people, including four children.