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State of Palestine: Smoke rises over Gaza amid airstrikes, rocket launches01:16

State of Palestine: Smoke rises over Gaza amid airstrikes, rocket launches

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza
May 4, 2019 at 18:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thick pillars of smoke were seen rising above the coastal city of Gaza on Saturday, as Israel launched airstrikes on Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad targets across the strip.

According to the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) the airstrikes come in response to over 200 rockets reportedly launched from Gaza into Israeli territory.

Gaza’s Health Ministry reported the death of a 22-year-old man and an infant, while 13 more people were injured during the strikes on the enclave. Two people were wounded on the Israeli side of the border as a result of the missile attacks, according to media reports.

The escalation comes a day after two Israeli soldiers were reportedly injured and four Palestinians reportedly killed in incidents related to Friday’s protests along the Gaza-Israel border fence.

State of Palestine: Smoke rises over Gaza amid airstrikes, rocket launches01:16
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Thick pillars of smoke were seen rising above the coastal city of Gaza on Saturday, as Israel launched airstrikes on Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad targets across the strip.

According to the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) the airstrikes come in response to over 200 rockets reportedly launched from Gaza into Israeli territory.

Gaza’s Health Ministry reported the death of a 22-year-old man and an infant, while 13 more people were injured during the strikes on the enclave. Two people were wounded on the Israeli side of the border as a result of the missile attacks, according to media reports.

The escalation comes a day after two Israeli soldiers were reportedly injured and four Palestinians reportedly killed in incidents related to Friday’s protests along the Gaza-Israel border fence.