Israeli strike kills at least two Palestinians at Hamas site in Gaza

Israeli strike kills at least two Palestinians at Hamas site in Gaza

Israeli strike kills at least two Palestinians at Hamas site in Gaza

Israeli tank fire killed two Hamas in Gaza on Tuesday in a strike the Israeli military said was launched against a position from which its troops had come under fire.

A military spokesperson said in a statement that the attack was a retaliation for an earlier gunfire that was shot at soldiers near the northern Gaza Strip, without causing injuries.

The military said it was prepared "to target any aggression against Israel and holds Hamas responsible for everything happening in and from the Gaza Strip". A 6-meter high fence and additional security measures will be installed on the barrier by the end of 2018, the ministry said in a statement.

What Happened: The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have released a video showing a tank round explosion that killed two elite Hamas fighters, Haaretz reported August 7.

The incident took place as Egypt was working to broker a cease-fire deal between Hamas and Israel.

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United Nations officials have called for the blockade to be lifted, citing deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the Palestinian enclave run by Islamist movement Hamas where 80 percent of the two million population are dependent on aid. It then cuts to footage of a shell hitting the post and an explosion.

The cross-border incident came after a delegation of senior Hamas officials visited Gaza to discuss a ceasefire agreement with Israel proposed by the United Nations and Egypt.

The two Palestinians killed were members of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported.

The sides have been engaged in months of border violence.

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