No damage or casualties were caused by nine rockets launched from Gaza Strip on Wednesday and on Thursday as one of the missiles was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system and others landed in open areas close to the border, Israeli army reported, according to Haaretz.
Throughout the night, a total of nine projectile launches were identified from the Gaza Strip, most of them were towards open territory adjacent to the security fence— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 26, 2018
Tensions between the Israelis and the Palestinians near the Gaza border have been mounting since late March, which marked the beginning of the Palestinian protest campaign against Israel, dubbed the Great March of Return.
Recently, IDF said that an Israeli officer was injured in shooting carried out by the Palestinians on the Gaza Strip border.
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Earlier in the day, the Israeli forces said that they shelled Hamas military posts in Gaza as a retaliation measure to a shooting attack aimed at Israeli soldiers. The Gaza Health Ministry told Sputnik said that three Palestinians were killed as a result.