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    Israel Strikes Two Hamas Military Posts in Gaza - IDF

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    In late December, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said they had detected a rocket launch from the Gaza Strip, which was the first attack from the Palestinian enclave on the Israeli territory in over a month, and responded to it by striking a Hamas post in the south of Gaza.

    The IDF posted a photo of a suspicious cluster of balloons, saying that it had explosives attached to it.

    The plane with explosives landed near the settlement of Sdot Negev in the Southern District of Israel and was defused by police sappers.

    According to the IDF, it's helicopters attacked two Hamas positions in Gaza following the attempted attack.

    One strike hit an observation point for Hamas's armed wing, while another one occurred east of Gaza City, AFP reported, citing a Hamas security source.

    Tensions on the Israeli border with Gaza flared up during the Great March of Return rally, which began on March 30, 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the foundation of Israel and in protest against the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem, which Palestinians consider to be their capital.

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