Israel strikes Gaza after deadly border clashes

The Israeli military said it carried out airstrikes against four weapons sites and that it had reinforced its Gaza division with additional troops.

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On Saturday, Israeli warplanes attacked Gaza and bombed the entire plot after clashes between its troops and Palestinian protesters left many severely injured, with an Israeli border policeman and a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who was deeply wounded.

The Israeli military said it carried out airstrikes against four weapons sites and that it had reinforced its Gaza division with additional troops. The advance came exactly three months after the Israelis and the enclave’s Islamist rulers Hamas negotiated into a truce following the toxic fighting in years.

Israeli troops fired at Palestinian protesters who gathered near the Gaza border wall, the army and Palestinian witnesses said. A Palestinian gunman constantly fired at the Israeli troops through a tiny opening in the wall wherein the mob of young protesters handled explosives over the barrier to volumize the effect.

The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry said the injured included a 13-year-old boy left in a critical condition after being hit in the head. “Forty-one civilians were wounded with various injuries,” the ministry said in a statement, with Hamas saying “thousands” of protesters had taken part.

The Israel Border Police said a 21-year-old sniper in its undercover unit was critically wounded when he was shot by a Palestinian protester. “His condition is critical and there is a risk to his life,” it said of the wounded officer. Israeli police commissioner Kobi Shabtai mentioned in a statement vowed the force would “continue to act firmly and with all our might against those who want to harm us.”

Defence Minister Benny Gantz had proposed the alarming fact that “these are definitely extremely serious events that will have a response”. Later after his official note, the Israeli Air Force averred on Twitter that its “fighter jets struck four weapons manufacturing and storage sites belonging to the Hamas terrorist organisation”.

As per the reports, there were no casualties reported from the incident. “Al-Aqsa Mosque is a red line, and any attack on it will be met with valiant resistance from our people,” the movement averred in a statement.

Later this Saturday, Hamas and other associated groups in Gaza issued a joint statement in which they “saluted the heroic youth” who fought with Israeli forces. The clash resulted out to be one of the worst since the May 21 ceasefire came into being. For over 11 days in May, Israel contiguously attacked Gaza with in numerous airstrikes in response to rockets shots fired from the enclave.