FILE: Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike, east of Gaza City October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot
GAZA CITY - 7 August 2018: Two Palestinians were killed on Tuesday in an Israeli airstrike targeting a group of citizens in Beit Lahia town in northern the Gaza Strip.
Al Aqsa Radio said medical teams carried the bodies of the two martyrs to the Indonesy Hospital in northern Gaza.
Local media said that an Israeli reconnaissance plane fired a rocket on a group of Palestinians gathering near a position of Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas movement, in Ashkelon.
A number of citizens were also reportedly injured.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation army said that it shelled a Hamas post in response to firing from the Palestinian enclave that targeted Israeli troops.
According to Palestinian sources, the Israeli attack hit two of Qassam militants at Hamas' Ashkelon base. The two elements were identified as Ahmed Morgan and Abdel Hafiz al Selawy from Jabalia refugee camp.
The Gaza Health Ministry confirmed the two deaths.
Meanwhile in the West Bank, Israeli forces arrested late Monday and early Tuesday six Palestinians in the West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Club said.
In a statement on Tuesday, the club said two were arrested in Qarawa town and one from each of Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah and Hebron.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said the number of Palestinian prisoners being held in Israel’s Ramla prison hospital rose to 19.
The prisoners are suffering from bad health condition and medical neglect, it said.