Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

TERRIFYING moment rocket EXPLODES in Israel near CHILDREN - causing premature BIRTH

TERRIFYING moment rocket EXPLODES in Israel near CHILDREN - causing premature BIRTH

Israeli tanks fired shells at Palestinian resistance movement Hamas' posts in northern Gaza after shots were reportedly fired from the other sides of the border.

At least two Palestinians were wounded in raids aimed targeting a Hamas base in the southern Gaza Strip, the enclave's health ministry said.

The Swedes were all activists from the "Ship to Gaza" group who were attempting to break Israel's blockade and bring supplies including medical equipment to Gaza, while the remaining five people on the boat included three crew members from Canada, France and Germany, and two British journalists.

A 34-year old man was lightly injured by broken glass, and damages to several cars were reported.

In Gaza, one Hamas militant was killed in the air strikes, as was a Palestinian woman and her 18 month old child, Palestinian officials said.

Israel's military later confirmed it struck Gaza, saying it hit 12 Hamas sites in all, including "an offensive maritime terror tunnel. several terror sites in military compounds throughout the Gaza Strip. rocket manufacturing facilities and a central logistical military complex". "The "Iron Dome" aerial defence system intercepted 11 launches, the majority of the rockets hit open areas", the IAF said on its Twitter account.


An Israeli minister said his government has rejected an European Union plan to link the Gaza Strip with the West Bank, according to Israeli media on Wednesday.

An Israeli policeman surveys the scene where a rocket exploded in the southern city of Sderot, Israel August 8, 2018. One vehicle was hit, the IDF Spokesman's Unit said; IDF tanks responded by attacking a Hamas position in the region.

Reports in recent weeks have indicated that a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas may be in the works that would include easing the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

The gathering had raised hopes a deal for a lasting truce with Israel, with the backing of Egypt and the United Nations.

The flare-up came after officials on both sides had talked about potential progress in U.N and Egyptian efforts to broker a truce to end months of simmering violence. One Israeli soldier was killed by a Gaza sniper during this period.

Later, Palestinians fired about 70 rockets across the border, and Israeli aircraft struck at least a dozen militant targets.

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