IDF Shells Iran-Backed Islamic Jihad After Explosive Device Planted at Border

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The Times of Israel reports: An Israeli tank fired on an Islamic Jihad position in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday morning, killing three people, after Palestinians planted an explosive device along the security fence in the latest exchange along the restive border, the army said.

According to the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry, two people were killed and one was seriously injured in the Israeli strike, near the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. he health ministry later announced the third person had died.

A spokesperson for the Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad confirmed that the men were members of the group’s military arm.

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