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About 90 rockets from the Gaza strip into Israel fired

Palestinian Militants fired on Saturday morning, according to the Israeli army about 90 rockets on areas in and around the Gaza strip. Not only in the municipalities in the vicinity of the Gaza strip, but also in the nearby towns of Ashkelon and Ashdod explosions were heard. Several dozen projectiles were intercepted by the Israeli missile defense system Iron Dome (iron dome). A missile landed in a garden in Nirim.

As a first response, Israeli tanks fired at the tires of several military posts in the Guest. Israel has, since 2007, the Gaza strip's ruling radical Islamic Hamas responsible for the attacks. But also the second-largest group, the Islamic Jihad, has a large rocket Arsenal.

According to Palestinian reports, was killed on Saturday, one Person and four others injured. From the Israeli side, there was until late in the morning, no one was hurt.

clashes at the border on Friday

The escalation was not unexpected, after on Friday in clashes in the border area of four Palestinians killed two Israeli soldiers had been wounded. As a precaution, the Israeli military had on Saturday morning the roads around the Gaza strip and a nearby beach block. The city of Ashkelon, announced the protection of open spaces in the city.

The recent conflict escalated, after two Israeli soldiers had been protecting on patrol along the border of Palestinian sniper shot and injured. Then, the air force bombarded areas in the Gaza strip, two Palestinians were killed in the process. It should be the fighters of the militant arm of Hamas, the Arden Qassam Brigades,.

Israeli tanks have opened, according to Palestinian reports, the fire on protesters in the East of al-Bureij refugee camps. Two more Palestinians died after gunshot wounds, and 51 were injured, according to the Ministry of health in Gaza. On Friday, some 5,200 Palestinians were protesting in the Wake of last year's demonstrations at the border.

The most recent clashes strain the negotiations on a longer-term truce to give Egypt and the UN try. The Islamic Jihad is supposed to be with the conversations and behind the firing of a single rocket on Monday night stuck.

Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv

last Tuesday, the Israeli armed forces have begun to Iron Dome in the whole country, but especially in and around Tel Aviv. 14. May, the Eurovision Song Contest will start in the city. The security around the event will be particularly extensive.

In may, is in addition, of the 71. Anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, in the previous year, it came to clashes on the border with the Gaza strip, in that day, as the United States moved its Embassy to Jerusalem. More than 60 Palestinians were shot that day at the border by Israeli soldiers.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 04.05.2019, 11:09 PM

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