Israeli drone strike against Gaza Strip

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by Nidal al-Mughrabi

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli drone strike targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Friday, where clashes have been taking place for several days between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli forces along the separation wall.

The Israeli military said the strike targeted sites of the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip, while a tank targeted another position from where shots were fired at soldiers confronting protesters.

Hamas-linked Aksa radio station reported that two people were injured in the strikes.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said 28 Palestinians were injured in clashes between protesters and Israeli security forces, which came days after a protester was killed by Israeli soldiers.

The Israeli army also killed a member of Islamic Jihad on Friday during an intervention in a village near Jenin, in the occupied West Bank.

Since the beginning of 2022, the West Bank has experienced an increase in violence between Palestinians and the Israeli army.

(With contributions from Ali Sawafta and Henriette Chacar, written by James Mackenzie; French version Camille Raynaud, edited by Bertrand Boucey)


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