Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Israeli strikes killed three Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip Wednesday after a gunman was injured by firearms despite a United Nations ceasefire agreement.  The Israeli army said that the strikes against Islamist Islamic rulers of Hamas were a retaliation for the shots fired on their soldiers along the border earlier on Wednesday
The recent bloodshed comes five days after the United Nations and Egypt negotiated a deal to halt an increase in violence that rekindled the specter of a new round of conflict between Hamas and Israel.
The three men were killed in strikes east of Gaza City said the Ministry of Health in Gaza
In a statement, the military wing of Hamas welcomed them as their fighters from the Shejaiya area in the northern Gaza Strip and said they were 59007] The Israeli army said it had launched artillery attacks against seven Hamas military targets.
"Recently, terrorists fired on (Israeli) soldiers in the southern Gaza Strip," the army said.
"In response, the artillery focused on seven military posts in Gaza belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization."
A spokesman for Hamas said in a statement that the group would "not give up its duty to defend and protect our people and to respond to and respond to aggression."
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Shortly after the Israeli attacks, sirens were heard near the Israeli city of Ashkelon near Gaza.
There was no immediate confirmation of a rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, which usually causes such sirens, and the military said it was a "false alarm".
More sirens were reported later in the evening.
Israeli media reported that Defense Secretary Avigdor Lieberman had called one of the (19659016) The Border Shootout Wednesday was the second such sniper event that Israel reported within days.
The Israeli military said: "A Palestinian sniper in Gaza has bombarded IDF forces under the guise of 20 children who were sent as a decoy to the border fence."
On Friday, an Israeli soldier was shot dead on the border caused a violent bombing wave in Gaza.
It was the first time that an Israeli soldier was killed in or around Gaza since a war between Hamas and the Jewish state in 2014, sparking fears of a new confrontational round.
The violence ended late Friday after Egypt and the United Nations negotiated a ceasefire. The ceasefire had largely held, although young Palestinians continued to use incendiary kits of dragons and balloons and tried to force them across the border.
The dragons have caused hundreds of fires in Israel in recent months, according to Isra Eli officials. However, the number of firebombs since the truce has decreased.
Israeli politicians have demanded tougher measures against those launching dragons and balloons, and on Wednesday Israeli planes shot at a group of people preparing them
Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.
Tensions have risen since Palestinians began to protest at the Gaza border in late March. Since then, Israeli forces have shot and killed more than 150 people in clashes and demonstrations.
Israel has maintained a paralyzing blockade of Gaza since 2007, which requires the isolation of Hamas.
UN officials and human rights groups say this is a collective punishment for the two million inhabitants of the Strip and promotes poverty and radicalization.