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Gaza: Israel launches new round of airstrikes, killing 2; Hamas official's home targeted

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    Palestinians inspect the damage of a Rafah commercial center after an Israeli strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The Gaza police operation room reported three airstrikes on a Rafah commercial center, which consists of two floors and includes 100 shops. The building almost collapsed and a huge fire erupted in the shops. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba) (The Associated Press)

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    Palestinian relatives salvage belongings from the rubble of a three-story building belonging to the Abdul Hadi family damaged after an Israeli strike in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) (The Associated Press)

Gaza officials say Israel has carried out a new round of airstrikes and opened tank fire on the coastal strip, killing two Palestinians.

Police say one of the airstrikes struck the home of Omar al-Bursh, a Hamas justice ministry official, while another damaged Gaza's border crossing with Egypt.

Al-Bursh was unharmed in the attack. There were no details on the damage to the border crossing.

Meanwhile, health official Ashraf al-Kidra says a 42-year-old woman died from tank fire in the north of the strip while a 22-year-old man died in an airstrike in Gaza City.

The Israeli military says it carried out 16 airstrikes early on Monday, targeting two mosques it said were used by militants. It says Palestinian militants fired 10 rockets into Israel that landed in open areas.