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Israeli tanks، warplanes strike Gaza Strip

Saturday 17/February/2018 - 09:55 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Mohsin
Israeli warplanes and battle tanks have targeted the southern part of the Gaza Strip as the Tel Aviv regime goes ahead with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver.

The Israeli military claimed in a statement on Saturday that it had struck an observation post belonging to the Palestinian resistance movement، Hamas، east of Khan Yunis city after an explosive device was detonated on an Israeli military patrol near the border between the occupied territories and the enclave.

There were conflicting reports about the casualties of the border explosion.

Reuters and the Associated Press said that four Israeli troops had been wounded in the blast، while Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Manar television network reported that one Israeli trooper had been killed and two others sustained serious injuries in the explosion.

There were no initial reports of injury in the Israeli tank fire against the Gaza Strip.

On December 29، 2017، Israeli military aircraft and battle tanks carried out a series of attacks on the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli assaults hit Hamas positions east of the Tuffah district of Gaza City.

The spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health، Ashraf al-Qidra، said in a statement that nobody had been injured by the Israeli fire.

The Israeli army said that Palestinian fighters had fired three rockets at occupied territories، two of which were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile system.

Police said the third had rocket hit a structure in a community near Gaza، causing damage but no casualties.

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