Israel responds to mortar fire from Gaza with airstrikes

AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed

A Palestinian protester kick a tire during clashes with Israeli troops in the village of Qusra, near the West Bank City of Nablus, Thursday, Nov. 30 after a Jewish West Bank settler fatally shot a 47-year-old Palestinian villager in a clash that occurred under disputed circumstances.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli aircraft and tanks struck a number of militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to a volley of mortar fire emanating from the Palestinian territory, in a spike of violence a month after Israel demolished a militant tunnel dug from Gaza.