08:31 GMT27 February 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) registered an attempted missile launch from the Gaza Strip, but the missile did not cross the border, the IDF said in a statement.

    "[The IDF] registered one unsuccessful attempt to launch a missile from the Gaza Strip," the IDF said.

    On Saturday, the IDF said that an armed drone had been launched from Gaza that dropped a explosive device onto an army vehicle. In response, the IDF struck an attack on several Hamas targets, including a two military compounds in Gaza.

    ​Tensions between the Israelis and the Palestinians near the Gaza border have been mounting for months. The Israeli authorities have been blaming Hamas for Gaza residents’ aggressive actions toward Israel.

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