UNITED NATIONS: An Israeli airstrike killed a UN schoolteacher in Gaza on Wednesday, a UN spokesman said.
Marwan Abu El Qumsan was in a car near the scene of a strike on the Palestinian territory. The Arabic teacher at a UN school was killed and his brother severely injured in the blast, said Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the UN Palestinian refugees agency, UNRWA.
Israel staged a second day of major air strikes on Gaza as part of a riposte to rocket attacks from the territory which it blames on Gaza's Hamas rulers and other organizations. At least 16 people have been killed in Gaza and three Israelis killed in a rocket attack. (AFP)