Israeli warplanes targeted a motorcycle in the central Gaza Strip, early Sunday, injuring two young Palestinian men, according to a medical official.Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for Gaza’s Ministry of Health, told Ma’an News Ma’an Agency that two Palestinian men were taken to the al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital after an Israeli military aircraft fired a missile at their motorcycle, in Deir al-Balah.
Medics said that one of the victims was critically wounded and the other sustained moderate injuries.
An Israeli army statement identified the target of the strike as Abdullah Kharti, who was described as a ‘key Popular Resistance Committees operative’ involved with ‘numerous incidents of rocket fire towards Israel.’
The statement added that Israeli forces had ‘operated in order to eliminate an imminent threat to the lives of Israeli civilians,’ without further detail.
The Popular Resistance Committees is a Gaza-based militant group that opposes negotiations with Israel.