Palestinians: Young Girl Killed by Terrorist Rocket

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -

A rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists toward Israel exploded in the northern Gaza Strip early Wednesday, killing a 3-year-old girl and wounding three other people, a medical official said.

Ashraf al-Kidra said it was not clear whether the rocket was misfired, or whether an Israeli rocket-defense system intercepted it and caused it to explode over Palestinian territory.

The Israeli military said Gaza terrorists fired a total of five rockets at Israel late Tuesday. It said two were shot down by the Iron Dome rocket-defense system, while one fell in an open area and two landed inside Gaza.

The Israeli military responded early Wednesday with a series of airstrikes across Gaza, saying it targeted five concealed rocket launchers, a weapons-manufacturing facility and a “terror activity” site.