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Israel launches airstrike in Gaza Strip in retaliation for deadly shooting

Israeli army soldiers carry a civilian shot near the Israel and Gaza border to a helicopter, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. The man, an Israeli civilian, was shot as he performed maintenance work on the border fence and pronounced dead on arrival to a hospital. Israeli air and ground forces launched a series of attacks Tuesday on targets across the Gaza Strip, killing a young girl and wounding 10 in response to the deadly shooting of an Israeli civilian by a Palestinian sniper. It was the heaviest burst of violence in the volatile area since November 2012, when Israel and Hamas' rulers engaged in eight days of heavy fighting. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
December 24, 2013 - 6:28 AM

JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says it has carried out an airstrike in the Gaza Strip in response to the deadly shooting of an Israeli civilian who was working along the border fence.

The military gave no immediate details on the target of the airstrike Tuesday, and there was no word on casualties.

The military said the Israeli man was shot while he was doing maintenance work on the border fence. Hospital officials later pronounced him dead.

It was the latest in a string of Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets in recent days.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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