An Israeli rocket killed one Palestinian and wounded two others in Gaza on Tuesday—the first lethal airstrike in the region since the November truce. The man killed has been identified as Haitham Mishal, who Palestinian authorities said was a police officer but Israel claimed he was a jihadist involved in the April 17 rocket attack on Eilat. Al Qaeda–linked militants have claimed responsibility for the Eilat attack, but Israel believes Hamas—the ruling party in Gaza—is to blame. In the November truce, Israel agreed to stop assassinating wanted militants while Gaza militants said they would cease rocket attacks—which led to a few months of relative calm.
CONFLICT Scene of Israeli strike in Gaza City on Tuesday. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty)