Palestinian Report: IDF forces kill two militants in Gaza Strip
- Author: Ryan Wade Dec 12, 2017,
Dec 12, 2017, 18:00
The Israeli military says it has struck Hamas military positions in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired a rocket toward southern Israel.
According to the press release, in response to rocket attacks on Israeli territory, a tank and air force aircraft attacked Hamas military posts in the northern Gaza Strip.
However apex leaders in Hamas has also declared a new "intifada" in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
"Contrary to Palestinian reports. the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) did not attack in the northern Gaza Strip", the IDF said in a statement, denying any involvement, as cited by Reuters.
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Rocket sirens sounded in southern Israeli communities near the border with the Gaza Strip and residents in the southern Israeli cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod reported hearing explosions.
A network of Gaza tunnels allowed Hamas gunmen to blindside Israel's superior forces during the 2014 war and the Israelis, with USA help, have since stepped up work on counter-measures.
Over the weekend, several rockets were fired at Israel by terrorists in Gaza, including one that hit near a home in Sderot and another one that damaged a kindergarten.
A rocket that was sacked from Gaza at around 11:30 PM on Monday night was intercepted by an Iron Dome battery over the city of Ashkelon. The rocket was intercepted by an Iron Dome anti-missile battery.
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He declined to specify the exact location in Israeli territory and an exit point had not yet been created for the tunnel. Israel has placed a high priority on halting the tunnel threat since Hamas infiltrated Israel during the 2014 war.
Conricus said the tunnel began in the central Gazan town of Khan Younis and stretched for over a kilometer (half a mile) across the border and into Israel.
On Sunday, Israel said it had destroyed a tunnel dug by Hamas into Israeli territory, apparently for use in an attack.
On Sunday, the Israeli forces destroyed Hamas tunnels in Gaza, however, announcing that the operation hasn't been linked to the recent clashes between Palestinians and police.
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