Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza Strip: ministry

IDF soldiers stationed near the Gaza border on May 15th 2018 Two Palestinians killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza
Gerardo Duncan | 31 May, 2018, 20:57

The Israeli military struck a Gaza observation post on Sunday, killing three Palestinian militants after the troops found a bomb planted along the border. The incident happened east of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, a ministry spokesman said.

The ministry identified those killed as Hussein al-Amour, 25, and Abdul Haleem al-Naqa, 28.

Three members of the militant group were killed, and Israeli media said the Tuesday projectiles were Islamic Jihad's response to the attack.

As previously reported "FACTS", the Israeli military launched air strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza strip.

On Monday, a Palestinian who approached the border fence with what the Israeli army said an "intention of carrying out an attack" was killed by tank fire.

The Palestinian Health Ministry says two people were killed and one seriously wounded. More than 110 Palestinians have been killed in weekly protests that began March 30 and are aimed at lifting an Israeli and Egyptian blockade of Gaza imposed after Hamas seized power in 2007.

Low-level demonstrations along the border have continued since protests peaked on May 14, when at least 61 Palestinians died as tens of thousands of Gazans protested and clashes erupted over the USA moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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