Hamas releases videos of Gaza border infiltration, rioting

Hamas releases videos of Gaza border infiltration, rioting

Hamas releases videos of Gaza border infiltration, rioting

Palestinian media reported two fatalities by the Israeli strike east of the city of Rafiah: 25 year-old Hassan Al-Omar and 28 year-old Abed Al-Halim Al-Naka.

Two Palestinians have been killed early on Sunday in an Israeli bombardment in the Gaza Strip, officials said.

The third member succumbed to his wounds and died a few hours after the incident. He said of Israel's shelling that the group "will not abandon our right to respond to Israel's risky escalation and we know what to do to remind Zionist terrorism that the blood of our people is not cheap".

Meanwhile, the Israel Defense Forces released a statement saying that their tank "targeted a military observation post in the southern Gaza Strip a short while ago". No injuries were reported in the incident.

The Israeli Air Force struck Hamas targets the southern Gaza Strip late Saturday evening.

"The IAF attacked terrorist targets deep inside the Gaza Strip last night".

He also appealed to the worldwide community to pressure Israel to lift the blockade on the Gaza Strip and on global NGOs to provide protection to anti-siege ships.

Image    Israel says tight controls on Gaza are needed to prevent terrorism
Image Israel says tight controls on Gaza are needed to prevent terrorism

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

The demonstrations came to a head on May 14 when the U.S. moved its embassy to Jerusalem and at least 60 Palestinians were killed in clashes - nearly all of them Hamas members, the terror group has acknowledged.

On May 14 - the bloodiest day of the conflict coinciding with the US's highly-contested embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - at least 60 Palestinians were killed by IDF live fire.

The death of the baby inflamed Palestinian passions and led to a deluge of condemnation against Israel for its heavy-handed response to the border protests.

It accuses Hamas of trying to carry out attacks under the guise of protests.

The Al-Quds Brigades group, which is linked to the the Islamic Jihad organisation, said it would retaliate for the killings, Haaretz reported.

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