Israeli Bulldozers Raze Lands in Southern Gaza

Mar 28, 2018, 01:02
Israeli Bulldozers Raze Lands in Southern Gaza

About 10 Iron Dome rockets could be seen rising into the sky, but there was no indication that Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip had fired rockets, the spokeswoman said.

On Friday, Palestinians in Gaza plan to start "marches of return" to the fence to protest the Israeli occupation and the 11-year blockade imposed on the Strip.

Top security officials were expressing concern Tuesday morning after the capture of three Gaza Arab terrorists who had managed to breach the border fence and had gotten as far as Kibbutz Tze'elim, 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the border, before they were caught.

Hamas has set up tents near the Gaza Strip border fence in preparation for Friday's "march of the million", in which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are expected to march to the fence.

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"We don't know who sent them and what their objective was", an Israeli army spokeswoman told AFP.

The army said it was investigating why the systems turned on, but said "unusual machine gun fire towards Israel was identified".

It was the second night in a row that Israel had struck the coastal territory.

"Hamas must understand such conduct will only make its situation worse".

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Israeli media reported multiple interceptions launched from Ashkelon following barrage of rockets fired from Gaza.

Israeli forces have pounded the Palestinian town of Beit Lahia after dozens of rocket sirens sounded in southern Israel following light artillery fire from a drill carried out by Hamas' military arm in the northern Gaza Strip.

The Iron Dome is created to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from distances of 4km to 70km.

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