2 killed in Israeli airstrike on car in eastern Gaza

2 killed in Israeli airstrike on car in eastern Gaza

GAZA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- An Israeli war jet airstrike on a car in eastern Gaza City killed two Palestinians on Tuesday, medics and witnesses said.

The spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza Ashraf al-Qedra told reporters that two young men in a car were killed when an Israeli war jet struck with one missile the car in the neighborhood of al-Tuffah.

He added that earlier on Tuesday 10 Palestinians were injured in separate Israeli airstrikes that targeted three houses in southern and eastern Gaza City, three of them in critical condition.

Overnight and on Tuesday morning, the Israeli war jets carried out a series of intensive airstrikes all over the Gaza Strip, including another residential tower that consists of 13 floors in Gaza City's downtown.

The high-rise, which includes offices of dentists, lawyers and journalists was struck early on Tuesday predawn with four heavy bombs fired from F16 war planes.

"My office is on the 8th floor and the whole high-rise that consists of 13 floors was completely destroyed and turned into rubble," said Abu Ramadan, adding "the whole building comprises 40 offices and apartments in Gaza City."

Meanwhile, Israel has suddenly closed on Tuesday the only commercial crossing point between Gaza Strip and Israel, just two hours after opening it to allow goods and fuel.

Israel informed the Palestinian committee in charge of allowing the entry of goods into Gaza that the closure of the terminal was made after several mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip.