At least four people have been killed in two Israeli military strikes in the Gaza Strip. The strike came hours after Israel's security cabinet approved a military response to Sunday's suicide attacks that killed 10 Israelis in the port city of Ashdod.
Early Wednesday, an Israeli helicopter fired a missile at a group of gunmen standing near a building in the Rafah refugee camp, killing one militant and a by stander. Palestinians say eight other people were wounded in the missile strike.
Shortly after the attack, Israeli troops in armored vehicles and tanks pushed into the area, where the army frequently conducts raid to destroy arms smuggling tunnels near the Egyptian border.
Earlier, in Gaza City, at least two Palestinians were killed and 14 others wounded when Israeli helicopters fired missiles at a building. The Israeli military said the building was used by the Islamic Jihad militant group.
Islamic Jihad said one of those killed was a member of the group. But it said the apparent target of the attack, Mohammed al-Kharubi, survived. The group vowed revenge.
Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.