11 Nov 2012

Four Palestinians killed by Israeli tank fire

3:01 pm on 11 November 2012

Israeli tank fire has killed four Palestinians and wounded dozens in the Gaza Strip after an anti-tank missile hit an Israeli army jeep, wounding four soldiers.

Hamas officials say those killed were civilians attending a funeral in the Shijaia neighbourhood near Gaza City.

In a later incident, Islamic Jihad said one of its members was killed by an Israeli air strike.

Israel said it launched the attack, late on Saturday evening, after more rockets were fired from Gaza.

The BBC reports it is the latest in a spate of violence between Israel and militants in Gaza.

A 13-year-old Palestinian boy was killed as militants clashed with Israeli soldiers in Gaza on Thursday.