GAZA CITY, Palestine

At least two Palestinians were martyred on Wednesday in an Israeli airstrike in central Gaza Strip.

“The first martyr Khaled Farraj, 38, a leading member of Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad group,” the Palestinian Health Ministry said without identifying the second martyr.

Wednesday’s casualties put death toll in Gaza Strip at 12 since Tuesday, while 45 others have been injured.

The situation escalated in Gaza early Tuesday after an Israeli airstrike killed Bahaa Abu al-Atta, the commander of the Islamic Jihad resistance group. His wife Asmaa Abu al-Atta was also killed.

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