Accessibility links

Breaking News

Israeli Warplanes Hit Gaza Security Compound

Palestinian relatives gather around the body of a Hamas militant killed in an Israeli air strike on a Hamas training camp, during his funeral in a mosque in Gaza City, March 16, 2011

Israeli warplanes have bombed a security compound in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, killing two members of the group's military wing and wounding four others.

The Israeli military says it carried out Wednesday's airstrike on the Hamas facility in response to the firing of a rocket from Gaza into southern Israel. No Israeli casualties were reported. Hamas identified the two men killed in the airstrike as members of its Al-Qassam Brigades.

A day earlier, Israeli commandos seized a cargo ship in the Mediterranean, confiscating what Israel says was a massive Iranian arms shipment destined for Palestinian militants in Gaza.

Israel has long accused Iran of arming militant groups who attack the Jewish state. Iran says it gives moral support to opponents of Israel.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

Follow our Middle East reports on Twitter
and discuss them on our Facebook page.