GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli tank bombing killed three members of Palestinian militant Islamic Jihad group in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, medical officials said, after weeks of border protests that led to a deadly army fire.
The Israeli army confirmed that It pointed to an observation post. Calling for reprisal for attack by a bomb that had been placed next to the border fence during the night. The bomb was detonated by army engineers, without causing casualties, the army said on Twitter.
Hostilities on the Gaza border have escalated since the Palestinians began mbad demonstrations on March 30, which Israel considers to cover attempts to violate the border fence.
At least 115 Palestinians have been killed and thousands have been wounded by army fire in the protests, provoking foreign censorship.
There have been no Israeli casualties along the Gaza border, but Israel has reported extensive damage to farmland on its side of the border of kites that transport flying bombs overflown by Palestinians.
Gaza is under the control of Hamas, an Islamist movement hostile to Israel. Islamic Jihad operates with a measure of Hamas independence.
In Israel, the army announced the death on Saturday of a soldier who was wounded during a raid in the occupied West Bank on Thursday when Palestinians threw a stone slab on his head from a building. Hundreds attended his funeral in Jerusalem on Sunday.
Report of Nidal al-Mughrabi; Written by Dan Williams; Edition by David Goodman