Israel Attacks Two Hamas Posts in Gaza After Soldiers Fired Upon

According to the IDF Spokesman, the attacks were in response to shooting at Israeli soldiers stationed at the Israel-Gaza border

Israeli soldiers gather next to Israeli armoured military vehicles near the border with Gaza, in southern Israel March 27, 2019.
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Aircraft and a tank attacked two Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, the military said. According to the statement, the attack was a response to shooting at Israeli soldiers stationed at the Gaza border. No injuries were reported.

Last Friday, a 15-year-old Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire during weekly border protests. The teen, Maysara Abu Shaloof, was shot by live fire in the stomach. The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that some 48 Palestinians were injured in the protests, which took place in several locations along the Gaza-Israel border.

The IDF Spokesman said that 7,500 Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces along the border last Friday, throwing rocks and explosive devices. "The IDF responded with live fire at the protesters and with other means of riot-control," said the military. Israeli security forces also arrested an unarmed Palestinian near the border fence in the north of the Strip, and transferred him for investigation.