Middle East

Israeli airstrike kills one north of Gaza City: medics

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli airstrike in Gaza August 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot)

GAZA CITY, Palestine: An Israeli airstrike killed one Palestinian north of Gaza City Wednesday, medics said, in a surge of violence that followed the collapse of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said the victim was a man but he had no other details on his identity and did not specify the location of the strike.





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