Palestinians Fire Shells at Israeli Soldiers Near Gaza Border - IDF

© AP Photo / Tsafrir AbayovIsraeli soldiers stand near the border with Gaza. (File)
Israeli soldiers stand near the border with Gaza. (File) - Sputnik International
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Palestinian militants fired mortars at IDF soldiers near the Gaza Strip border, the IDF press service said.

"Some time ago, militants fired two mortar shells at IDF soldiers who were operating in the area of the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip," the press release said.

Earlier, Israel's airstrikes on the southern part of Gaza Strip has killed one Palestinian, while three others were injured, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Kidra said.

"Israeli drone launched a missile at a group of Palestinians in the city of Rafah … One of them has died, while three others were injured and had been delivered to the local hospital," Kidra said.

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On Saturday, the Israeli Air Force hit dozens of militant targets in the Gaza Strip, while Hamas, supported by the Islamic Jihad group, fired about 200 rockets and projectiles at southern Israel. The hostilities lasted for about 24 hours and ended after Palestinian militant groups said that a ceasefire arrangement had been coordinated with Israel through Egypt's mediation efforts.

Hostilities between the Israelis and the Palestinians near the Gaza border increased since late March, which marked the beginning of the Palestinian protest campaign against Israel — the Great March of Return.

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