Two Palestinians were killed on Tuesday in a strike on the Gaza Strip, according to local reports.

Palestinian health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP the two men were killed “in Beit Lahia in northern Gaza after an Israeli strike targeted a motorcycle”.

Islamic Jihad’s armed wing said two of its members were killed, Haaretz reported.

The Israeli army denied any role in the attack, saying in a statement “contrary to Palestinian reports earlier today, the (army) did not attack in the northern Gaza Strip”.