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Last Updated: Monday, 21 August 2006, 23:19 GMT 00:19 UK
Israeli strike on Gaza militant
Map showing Gaza Strip with Gaza City and Jabaliya
Israeli aircraft have destroyed a house in the Gaza Strip belonging to a member of the Islamic Jihad militant group.

Two people were lightly wounded in the missile strike, medical officials have said, but no one was killed.

The Israeli military had warned the militant and his family their house in Jabaliya was to be attacked, saying the house was being used to store weapons.

Israel has been conducting an offensive in Gaza since Palestinian militants seized an Israeli soldier on 25 June.

The militant, identified by the Associated Press news agency as Hashem Asliya, said his son broke his leg jumping out of the house to escape the Israeli airstrike.

Nearly 200 Palestinians have been killed in dozens of air raids and ground assaults since then and there has been major damage to Gaza's roads, bridges and government buildings.


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