Violence flares around Gaza after deadly Israeli raid in West Bank

ISRAEL and Palestinian militants traded air strikes and rocket fire in and around Gaza today, a day after the deadliest Israeli army raid in the occupied West Bank in nearly 20 years.

Eleven Palestinians, including a 16-year-old, were killed and more than 80 wounded by gunfire yesterday, the Palestinian health ministry said, when Israeli troops raided the flashpoint West Bank city of Nablus, drawing international appeals for calm.