Published: 2018-07-21 12:19
Last Updated: 2018-07-21 15:23
Israel has launched a massive military operation in Gaza after one Israeli soldier was killed in an attack on the border on Friday, foreign media reported.
Three Palestinians were killed in a strike east of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, while a third man was killed by Israeli fire east of Rafah the Health Ministry in the enclave said.
In recent days, the Israeli military has opened fire at Hamas militants, who’ve been launching kites and incendiary balloons from Gaza, which authorities say have set ablaze more than 2,600 hectares of Israeli territory.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened that Israel may launch a large-scale operation in the Gaza Strip if Hamas does not stop launching the kites and balloons.
Tensions on the Israeli border with Gaza flared up during the Great March of Return rally, which began on March 30 on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel and in protest against the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, which Palestinians consider to be their capital.