Is­raeli war­plane at­tacks Gaza

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Jerusalem - An Is­raeli war­plane at­tacked a Ha­mas po­si­tion in the Gaza Strip on Fri­day after a rocket was fired from the en­clave at the Jewish state, a mil­i­tary state­ment said.

It was the third rocket to be fired from the Pales­tinian ter­ri­tory at Is­rael in as many days and came two weeks after a deadly flare-up be­tween Is­lamic Ji­had and Is­rael.

“Ear­lier tonight, a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip to­wards Is­rael. In re­sponse... an IDF air­craft tar­geted a Ha­mas mil­i­tary post in the north­ern Gaza Strip,” the army said.

On Novem­ber 12, Is­rael as­sas­si­nated a se­nior Is­lamic Ji­had leader in the Gaza Strip, spark­ing a two-day flare-up which killed 36 Pales­tini­ans. No Is­raelis died.

Is­lamic Ji­had fired around 450 rockets at Is­rael, many of which were in­ter­cepted by the Iron

Dome de­fence sys­tem. Ha­mas has con­trolled Gaza since 2007, and un­til this month’s es­ca­la­tion, Is­rael had held the move­ment re­spon­si­ble for all rocket fire com­ing from the ter­ri­tory.

Is­rael has fought three wars with Ha­mas and al­lied armed groups in Gaza since 2008.

On Fri­day Is­raeli forces shot dead a Pales­tinian teenager near the bor­der with the Gaza Strip, the Health Min­istry said.

Fahd al Astal (16) died after be­ing shot in the stom­ach east of Khan Yu­nis in the south of the en­clave, and four other Pales­tini­ans were wounded, the min­istry said.

(AFP)

Rel­a­tives and friends of a teenager, who was killed near the bor­der fence with Is­rael, mourn in the south­ern Gaza Strip on Fri­day

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