Two Palestinians killed in Israeli attack in Gaza - local residents

Kristopher Drake
December 13, 2017

Then, In a statement released by the Saraya al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Palestine's Islamic Jihad movement it said that the two people who lost their lives were not attacked by an airstrike, but died in an accident.

Palestinian media claims the Israel Air Force killed two terrorists, and the IDF categorically denies the allegation.

Shortly afterward, an Israeli tank responded by bombarding a Hamas military position in the northern Gaza Strip, the military said.

Israel holds Hamas responsible for all rocket fire coming from the territory. According to the IDF, the recent attacks came in response to the launch of rockets by Hamas from Gaza toward Israel, however, "hits have not yet been identified".

It did not say where the rocket fell or report any casualties.

On Monday night, the Israeli military said it hit Hamas positions after intercepting rockets coming from the blockaded enclave.

According to a written statement from the Egyptian presidency, the two leaders emphasized the importance of Palestinian reconciliation as a "strategic option" in the face of the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as reported by Anadolu Agency (AA).

On Thursday, Israel also targeted Gaza sites with air strikes and tank fire after what a military statement described as "a projectile" was sacked into southern Israel.

Palestinian medical sources said the two that are reported dead were riding on a motorcycle near Beit Lahia.

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