Two Palestinian youths, both 17, were killed in Israeli airstrikes in the city of Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip tonight.
According to the Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza, the two Palestinians, identified as Salim Sabbah and Abdullah abu-Sheikha, both 17, arrived in hospital in serious conditions.
Both of the young teens received life-saving treatment, but none of them survived, the ministry said in a statement.
The two civilians, local sources said, were part of a group of six teens affected by an Israeli airstrike in an empty area in the city of Rafah.
In the statement, the ministry said that the other four were lightly wounded.
On Saturday, an explosive device detonated in an Israeli military jeep after crossing the Gaza borders in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, where four Israeli soldiers were wounded, including two sustained serious injuries.
Several Israeli officials, including PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed to take revenge for them.
Therefore, the Israeli occupation army launched about 20 airstrikes in different areas, including police and border guards stations across the Gaza Strip, claiming they attacked “terror posts.”