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Israel launches new air raid on Hamas in Gaza

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

said today it launched an overnight air raid on a facility in after gunfire from the territory targeted its soldiers and damaged a building.

"The struck targets belonging to in the northern Strip, including and weapons-making facilities," the military said in a statement.

Palestinian security sources confirmed the target was a base, saying there were no immediate reports of

Yesterday, Israeli tanks fired at three Hamas positions after shots from were fired at Israeli soldiers and bullets from a heavy machinegun hit a house in the town of

The exchanges of fire came after weeks of mass protests and clashes on the Gaza border, which peaked on Monday when some 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces.

and militants in Gaza have fought three wars since 2008.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 12:30 IST