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IDF: Israeli Air Force Hits Hamas Underground, Naval Targets in Gaza Strip

The Israeli Air Force has struck underground and naval targets belonging to Palestinian militant group Hamas and located in the Gaza Strip, the press service of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said Wednesday.

"A short while ago, IAF aircraft struck underground Hamas terror infrastructure in northern Gaza, as well as 2 additional military targets that belong to the terror organization's naval force," the IDF said on Twitter.

Palestinians carry a demonstrator injured during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018, as Palestinians readied for protests over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem - Sputnik International
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According to the IDF, the strikes came in response to an attack on an Israeli military post a day earlier.

"Additionally, the strikes were carried out in response to the ongoing attempts to dispatch drones and kites, with the intention of conducting terrorist activity and setting Israeli territory on fire," the IDF added.

The border between the Gaza Strip and Israel has seen multiple protests in the last few weeks. Palestinians have been gathering near the border since late March.

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