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Israel Responds to Hamas Rocket with More Air Raids on Gaza

Counterterrorism & Security

7Dnews London

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 15:39 GMT

The Israeli army said on Monday January 7th it had launched air strikes against Hamas-affiliated positions inside the Gaza Strip in retaliation to a missile that entered its borders, according to AFP.

The Israeli air defence system intercepted the night rocket from the Hamas-controlled territory, the statement said.

A Hamas security official in Gaza said there were no casualties after Israeli aircraft targeted a military post in the northern Gaza Strip. 

The border has been relatively quiet in recent weeks after Israel allowed Qatar to provide millions of dollars in fuel and salaries in the besieged enclave.

The Gaza border fence has seen protests and clashes since last March, when demonstrators called for Palestinian refugees to be allowed to return to their former homes in land now occupied by Israel. Israeli authorities said this could lead to the destruction of the Jewish state.

Some 250 Palestinians have been killed since the protests began, whilst two Israeli soldiers were killed during the same period.

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