Israeli Army Strikes Hamas Targets After Projectile Fired From Gaza Lands in Israel

The incident comes a day after U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his "Deal of the Century," a plan to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which was widely condemned by Palestinian factions

Almog Ben Zikri
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Palestinian demonstrators take part in a demonstrations against a US brokered Middle East peace plan, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on January 29, 2020.
Palestinian demonstrators take part in a demonstrations against a US brokered Middle East peace plan, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on January 29, 2020. Credit: AFP
Almog Ben Zikri

The Israeli military struck Hamas positions in Gaza Wednesday night in response to a projectile fired from the strip that landed in Israeli territory, an Israel Defense Forces statement said.

A projectile launched from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday fell in an open area near an Israeli border community, causing no damage or casualties, the Israeli army said. 

Following the fire, the IDF said it struck "a number of Hamas terror targets" in the southern Gaza Strip, among them a weapons manufacturing site and underground infrastructure. 

The incident comes a day after U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his "Deal of the Century," a plan to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which was widely condemned by Palestinian factions.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Israeli army announced it would bolster its forces in the West Bank and the Gaza division amid fears of violence following the unveiling of Trump's peace plan. Several patrol troops have already been sent to the West Bank, after a Home Front Battalion was sent for reinforcements in the Palestinian villages east of Nablus on Tuesday. 

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