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2 Palestinians die in Israeli airstrike

WORLD BRIEFING / GAZA STRIP

December 03, 2008|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

An Israeli airstrike killed two Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip. The army said it attacked militants who fired mortar shells at Israeli troops. Palestinian medical officials said the dead were civilian youths ages 16 and 17.

Meanwhile, an Israeli military court convicted the Palestinian parliament speaker, Aziz Dweik, of membership in Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza.

His sentencing is set for Dec. 18.

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