Israel launches new air raid on Hamas in Gaza

An Israeli F-15 I (Jack Guez/AFP)
Updated 17 May 2018
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Israel launches new air raid on Hamas in Gaza

  • The Israeli military hit Hamas targets in the in the northern Gaza Strip according to a spokesman
  • The attack comes just days after 60 Palestinian protesters were killed during Nakba day demonstrations

JERUSALEM: Israel said Thursday it launched an overnight air raid on a Hamas facility in Gaza after gunfire from the territory targeted its soldiers and damaged a building.
“The Israeli army struck targets belonging to Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip, including terrorist infrastructure and weapons-making facilities,” the military said in a statement.
On Wednesday, Israeli tanks fired at three Hamas positions after shots from Gaza were fired at Israeli soldiers and bullets from a heavy machine gun hit a house in the town of Sderot.
The exchanges of fire came after weeks of mass protests and clashes on the Gaza border, which peaked on Monday when some 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces.
During the war surrounding Israel’s creation in 1948, more than 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes.
Israel and militants in Gaza have fought three wars since 2008.


Four Russian military personnel killed in Syria’s Deir Ezzor

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Four Russian military personnel killed in Syria’s Deir Ezzor

MOSCOW: Four Russian military personnel were killed in fighting in eastern Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, Interfax news agency reported on Sunday, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.
The ministry said that 43 rebels had been killed in the same fighting, Interfax said.