Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Jan 2, 2011
Israeli warplanes carried out two raids on the Gaza Strip early Sunday, wounding two people, Palestinian emergency services said.
The strikes were confirmed by the Israeli army, which said they came in response to Palestinian rockets fired at Israeli territory the previous night.
Two people were wounded in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. The other raid, on the Jabaliya refugee camp north of Gaza City, did not result in any casualties.
An army spokeswoman said one raid targeted a centre of activities by the Hamas Islamist movement which rules the Strip, while the other was aimed at an arms workshop.
Tensions have been rising in recent weeks, with Palestinian militants inside the enclave firing a series of rockets at Israel, which has retaliated with air raids.
The renewed tensions come two years after Israel's devastating "Operation Cast Lead" offensive against Gaza in response to rocket and mortar fire.
The war killed 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 13 Israelis, 10 of them soldiers.
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"Turkey is expected to release the name of the terrorists from the Mossad spy agency," the head of parliament's national security and foreign policy commission Alaeddin Borujerdi said.
"Those who had a role in kidnapping (Ali Reza) Asghari in Turkey should be introduced so the Zionists' crime is fully exposed," he added.
Turkey is a close ally of Iran and is set to host the next round of talks between Tehran and six world powers over the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme.
On Friday, acting foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi, following reports that Asghari may have died in an Israeli jail, asked UN chief Ban Ki-moon for help in discovering his fate.
Asghari went missing in February 2007 after checking into a hotel in Istanbul during a private visit.
At the time of his disappearance, Iran accused Israel of snatching Asghari, and media in Israel reported that the Jewish state's intelligence agency, Mossad, had abducted him.
Salehi's appeal to the UN chief came after Iranian officials and media cited reports posted on Israeli news websites which alleged that Asghari had committed suicide in an Israeli prison.
Iranian officials and media said the website reports were later removed.
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