KHAN YOUNIS, Monday, November 12, 2018 (WAFA) – A Palestinian died on Monday of his wounds sustained from Israeli airstrikes on Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip, according to medical sources.
With death of Omar Naji Abu Khater, 21, the toll of the Israel airstrikes on Gaza the night before was raised to seven, while more than seven others were injured.
Israeli warplanes attacked Palestinians in Khan Younis who engaged an Israeli undercover unit that sneaked into Gaza in an apparent attempt to abduct fighters.
When the Israeli unit was exposed, fighters engaged it in a gun battle killing one Israeli officer and seriously wounding another.
The Israeli air force intervened to get its men out of Gaza, opening fire at the Palestinian fighters instantly killing six, including one senior member of Hamas militias, who seem to have been the target of the undercover unit.
As a result, Palestinians fired rockets into southern Israel while the airstrikes continued during the night on Gaza threatening to torpedo a days-old shaky truce between Israel and Hamas.
However, last minute mediations from third parties seem to have prevented a more serious escalation in the situation.