Gaza Escalation: Israeli Military Fires at Armed Palestinian Group Near Border

Palestinians report strikes on Hamas posts ■ Three rockets fired toward Israel earlier Saturday; two were intercepted, the Israeli military said

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An interception over southern Israel in 2018.
An interception over southern Israel in 2018.Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz

The Israeli military said it fired at an armed Palestinian group near the Gaza-Israel border from a helicopter and tank on Saturday. Earlier, Palestinians reported a strike on Hamas infrastructure and observation post. The full details of the incident are not yet clear.

The attacks came after three rockets were launched at Israel from the coastal enclave earlier Saturday evening; two were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the Israeli army said. No injuries were reported.

On Friday, the Israel Defense Forces announced that a rocket had been launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip and was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

In retaliation, the Israel Air Force struck Hamas targets in the north and south of the Strip overnight. The Israeli army said that Israeli fighter jets attacked "two Hamas underground terrorist infrastructures."

Hamas spokesman Fazi Barhoum said on Saturday morning that "the Israeli strike is a message of escalation and aggression against the Gaza Strip in an attempt to steer attention from brave acts by Palestinians in the West Bank, actions that have embarrassed Israel and caused embarrassment in the Israeli political arena. Resistance forces in Gaza will not let the Strip become an Israeli target for settling accounts."

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