Israeli man killed by rocket from Gaza: medics, police

Israeli man killed by rocket from Gaza: medics, police
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Ten Israelis have been killed by rocket fire since Monday.
The rocket hit the central Israeli city of Ramat Gan [Getty]
An Israeli man was killed on Saturday after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza hit the central city of Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, police and medics said.

"Update to rocket strike on Ramat Gan, 1 man killed," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Twitter.

The Magen David Adom emergency services confirmed saying their "medics have pronounced the death of one person critically injured after performing CPR".

Police said the rocket hit a street in Ramat Gan "fatally injuring a man in his 50s".

It was part of a barrage targeting central Israel, with projectiles hitting other cities near Tel Aviv. 

Gaza militants have fired over 2,300 rockets at Israel since Monday in response to Israeli attacking worshipperss at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, in occupied east Jerusalem. 

The rockets, most of which targeted southern Israel, killed 10 people, including a child and a soldier, with more than 560 people wounded.

Israel has bombarded the Gaza Strip with shelling and hundreds of airstrikes, destroying several high-rise buildings including one hosting the offices of The Associated Press and Al Jazeera.

The bloody onslaught has killed 139 Palestinians, 39 of them children. Around 950 people have been wounded.

Critics accuse Israeli forces of indiscriminate bombing in the densely populated coastal strip. Gaza's population is overwhelmingly young, with more than 40 percent aged 14 or under.

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