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Israel carries out air strike in Gaza: army

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

Israeli aircraft has attacked a target in the southern Strip, the said, and also closed the goods crossing between the Palestinian enclave and the Jewish state.

"targeted a using fighter jets in the southern Rafah region, adjacent to the Egypt- Strip border," an statement said yesterday.

"The terror organisation is accountable for all activity in and from the Strip," it said.

Palestinian security sources in Gaza said nobody was wounded in the Israeli strike.

Earlier in the day, Israel's defence ministry said the Kerem Shalom goods crossing between Gaza and near Rafah would be closed from Sunday "until further notice".

A would say only that the rare move came following "security assessments".

Cross-border violence between and Gaza has increased since US Donald Trump's December 6 decision to recognise as the capital of Israel, a move that has angered Palestinians who see the city as the capital of their future state.

Dozens of projectiles from Gaza have since targeted southern Israel, and 16 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces, 14 in clashes and two in a retaliatory air strike on Gaza.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 06:43 IST