Israeli Air Strikes Kill 16

    Image #: 17216565    Palestinians look at the remains of a vehicle after it exploded in Gaza City March 9, 2012. Israel killed the leader of a Palestinian militant faction on Friday in a targeted attack on the car in the Gaza Strip, an Israeli official said. A second man also died in the blast, and a third was injured. The attack came shortly after two rockets were fired at Israel from the coastal territory, causing no damage or injury.   APA /Landov

    Ali Jadallah, APA / Landov

    Violence along the Israeli-Gaza frontier escalated again Saturday after Israeli troops killed at least 16 people over the last two days in attacks and airstrikes they say are aimed at weapons-manufacturing sites and at wiping out militants. Palestinians in Gaza fired some 90 rockets into southern Israel on Friday and Saturday, injuring at least eight people, one critically. Half a million people were urged to remain indoors and public events have been cancelled. The violence began Friday when Israeli troops blew up a car in Gaza City, killing two militant leaders who they say were plotting attacks from Egypt.

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