Gaza militants strike Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation

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28 mortars were fired from from the Gaza Strip earlier in the day, injuring at least five Israelis.

In retaliation, Israel bombed dozens of Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets, including a terrorist supply tunnel, drone facilities, weapons caches and a rocket-making plant.

Israel said it hit dozens of military targets in Gaza on Tuesday in response to a barrage of mortar and rocket fire from the strip's Islamist rulers Hamas and allies Islamic Jihad, in the worst flare-up since a 2014 war.

In response to a question from Army Radio about Israel's relatively measured response to a barrage of mortar and rocket fire, Bennett said that Israel has to focus on the real culprit.

Israeli news website Ynet reported that Israe's Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted several rockets fire from Gaza into Israeli territory. The other three are soldiers wounded by shrapnel outside their military position of Sufa near Gaza. If you follow the logic of recent condemnations, the problem Tuesday wasn't that Palestinians tried to kill Israelis; it's that they did so with random, poorly directed rocket fire instead of charging across the border fence and carrying out the violence in person.

In the resolution the City Council condemned the murder of "110 peaceful Palestinian protesters in the occupied Gaza Strip", and urged Israel and Egypt to allow the free movement of Palestinians living in Gaza, who have endured an illegal Israeli blockade for over 10 years.

Late Tuesday, an Islamic Jihad spokesman said a ceasefire had been reached, and on Wednesday senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya also spoke of an accord.

Three Jihad members were killed in an Israeli strike Sunday, and the group vowed revenge.

"We will be committed to these understandings as long as the occupation is committed to it, " he said in a statement, referring to Israel.

The latest cross-border violence is some of the heaviest since a 50-day war between Israel and militants in Gaza in 2014.

Hours earlier, militants in Gaza fired a machine-gun at the Israel border town of Sderot, causing damage but no injuries, the IDF said.

They peaked on May 14, when at least 61 Palestinians were killed in clashes as tens of thousands of Gazans protested the U.S. transfer of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem the same day.

Protesting has been largely violent at the border as protestors at the Gaza border are calling for the reversal of a blockade on the Gaza strip.

But neither Israel nor the Palestinian factions in Gaza went full bore in their attacks, a sign that neither side was interested in escalating hostilities.

"They know it better than most people who are not familiar with the infrastructure of Hamas and Islamic Jihad", he said, adding, "We are going back to where we were".

The Israeli military released footage on Tuesday, allegedly showing a series of Israeli airstrikes against the Gaza Strip near the Kerem Shalom border crossing. Israel has alleged Hamas used the protests as a cover for border attacks.

But the protests appear to be fueled primarily by a desire to ease the blockade.

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