Israeli airstrike killed militant in Gaza Strip, medics say
Gaza airstrike killed militant, medics say
A Palestinian militant was killed and four others were wounded in an Israeli airstrike Tuesday in the central Gaza Strip, medics and a Palestinian militant group said.
An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed the airstrike but gave no further details. The reported fatality was the first of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this year. Israel killed six militants in two incidents in Gaza and the occupied West Bank late last month.
Housing approved for East Jerusalem
Israel has approved construction of four apartment buildings in disputed East Jerusalem, officials said Tuesday, fueling tensions with the Palestinians at a time when the United States is trying to get peace talks restarted.
The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem for a future capital and demand that all construction there stop for talks to resume. The 24-unit project in a predominantly Arab neighborhood is being developed by Irving Moskowitz, an American who has funded Jewish settlers determined to cement Israel's hold on contested areas of Jerusalem.
-- Associated Press