Israeli Air Force strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

At least 121 Palestinians have been killed since March 30 most of them during protests along the border

At least 121 Palestinians have been killed since March 30 most of them during protests along the border

Israeli tank shelling killed three members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, medical officials said, after weeks of border protests that have drawn lethal army fire.

The drone was said to have been recovered in one piece, according to the IDF, and an investigation into the incident has been opened.

An improvised explosive device, disguised to look like a set of bolt cutters, found at the Gaza security fence on May 27, 2018.

An independent inquiry into the 2014 war in Gaza by the UN Human Rights Council concluded that "the tunnels were only used to conduct attacks directed at IDF (Israeli army) positions in Israel in the vicinity of the Green Line, which are legitimate military targets".

The bombing was a response to an explosive device placed on Saturday near the border fence between Gaza and Israel, according to the army.

The baby reportedly may not have been killed from tear gas shot by Israeli soldiers on the Palestinian protesters, part of a series of protests dubbed the "Great March of Return", but rather died from a preexisting condition.

The military also said the air strike was payback for "continued attempts to sabotage security infrastructure, during the riots constantly led by the Hamas terror organization". No injuries were reported in the incident.

Mass protests and clashes began on March 30 along the fence separating Gaza and Israel.

Dozens of burning kites were flown from Gaza across the border over the weekend, sparking several fires in Israeli fields, Hadashot TV news reported Saturday night.

Home to almost two million Palestinians, the Gaza Strip has been reeling under a crippling Israeli blockade since 2006 when Palestinian resistance group Hamas was voted to power in a parliamentary election.

Over a hundred Palestinians have been killed in the rolling protests and clashes, mostly from Israeli gunfire and thousands more injured.

He called on the United Nations and other global bodies to protect the boat leaving from the enclave run by Islamist movement Hamas.

Israel says its actions are necessary to defend the border and stop mass incursions into its territory.

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