Israel launches tank strike in Gaza
The Israeli army says a tank has fired at a target in the northern Gaza Strip following an explosion on the Palestinian side of the border. The army said it is trying to determine the source of the explosion, which took place yesterday. Earlier, a tank fired into Gaza after a mortar shell was launched toward Israeli forces near the southern Gaza Strip. The Israel army said no soldiers were harmed, and there were no immediate reports of casualties on the Palestinian side following the strike. Israel and Gaza’s Islamic militant Hamas rulers have largely observed a ceasefire since a 50-day war in 2014, but other militant groups also operate in Gaza. Israel holds Hamas responsible for any attacks out of the territory. The tank strike comes just a day after the Israel army demolished the home of Palestinian Zaid Amer in West Bank city of Nablus. The Israeli army claimed Amer is a member of a Hamas cell that shot dead a US couple in the Israeli settlement of Neria as they were driving home last October.