Report: Israeli Airstrike Hits Hamas Targets in Gaza

This Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 photo shows an Israeli Air Force F-15 plane in flight during a graduation ceremony for new pilots in the Hatzerim air force base near the city of Beersheba, Israel. Anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria into Israeli-controlled territory early on Friday, following a series of …
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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it bombed Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip, hours after an explosive device detonated near an Israeli army vehicle along the Gaza-Israel border.

The Palestinian health ministry in Gaza confirmed that a Palestinian was killed and another man was seriously wounded in the strike early on Thursday.

The bombing came hours after an Israeli airstrike targeted Hamas training sites in the central and southern Gaza Strip.

Tensions are rising on the Gaza-Israel border as Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls the coastal territory, has mobilized people for unprecedented weekly protests along the borders since March 30.

Thursday’s fatality raises the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire over the past two weeks to 33. At least 26 were killed during protests.

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