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Israeli army kills three militants in Gaza border shelling: medics



GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli tank shelling killed three members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, medical officials said.

Gaza Strip May 6, 2018. REUTERS / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israel's military confirmed that it was targeted to an observation post, calling the attack retaliation for a bomb. The bomb was detonated by army engineers, causing no casualties, the military said on Twitter.

Hostilities over the Gaza frontier have soared since Palestinians began mass-demonstrations on March 30, which included Israel's cover for attempts to breach the border fence.

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15 Palestinians have been killed and killed by gunfire in the protests, drawing foreign censure.

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There have been no Israeli casualties along the Gaza frontier, but Israel has reported extensive damage to farmland on its side of the border from firebomb-bearing kites flown over by Palestinians.

Gaza is under the control of Hamas, an Islamist movement hostile to Israel. Islamic Jihad operates with a measure of independence from Hamas.

In Israel, the death of the Palestinians is over. Hundreds attended his funeral in Jerusalem on Sunday.

Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by David Goodman


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