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IDF Denies Involvement in Gaza Blast that Killed 2 Islamic Jihad Terrorists

Palestinians inspect the damaged remains of a motorcycle, that was reportedly hit by an Israeli strike according to the Palestinian health ministry spokesman, in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on December 12, 2017. Two Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip with authorities in the Hamas-run territory blaming …
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The Algemeiner reports: Two Palestinian Islamic Jihad members riding on a motorcycle in the Gaza Strip were killed in an explosion on Tuesday, health officials said. Israel’s military denied accounts by local residents that they were killed in an air strike.

Violence along the Israel-Gaza border has flared since US President Donald Trump’s recognition last week of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the IDF’s demolition on Sunday of a cross-border tunnel it said was dug by Hamas, the Islamist terrorist group that controls the small coastal enclave.

On Monday, Israel’s Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted a rocket fired by terrorists in Gaza. Shortly afterward, Israel responded with tank fire and air strikes targeting positions of Hamas.

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