Israeli strike kills two people in Gaza, IDF denies attack

Marie Harrington
December 13, 2017

Two Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday with authorities in the Hamas-run territory blaming an Israeli strike, but Israel's military immediately denied the claim, AFP reported.

"The Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza has received the bodies of two martyrs", Ashraf al-Qudra, a Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman, said in a statement.

Two Palestinians terrorists were killed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, apparently the result of a terrorism-related explosion. The rockets launched by Hamas over Israel had intercepted by the Iron Dome missile shield, with no casualties being reported.

The Israeli army denied any role in the attack, saying in a statement "contrary to Palestinian reports earlier today, the (army) did not attack in the northern Gaza Strip".

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It was the first rocket fire since Friday evening that triggered repeated Israeli strikes throughout that night and into Saturday in which two members of Hamas's military wing were killed.

On Thursday, Israel also targeted Gaza sites with air strikes and tank fire after what a military statement described as "a projectile" was sacked into southern Israel.

The Israeli military said the targets were "two terror posts", without identifying them.

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