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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli forces attacked Hamas positions in Gaza after rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave hit the Jewish state, the military said early on Saturday.

The exchange came hours after two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli fire during clashes on the Gaza border.

Late on Friday, “five projectiles were launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel,” the army said.

The projectiles hit open fields in southern Israel, an army spokesman said.

In response, an “aircraft and tank struck a number of Hamas military targets in the northern Gaza Strip, including a post and military positions,” the army said in a statement.

A Hamas security source said there were no casualties resulting from the Israeli strikes.

Later on Saturday, a drone launched from southern Gaza crossed into Israeli airspace, the army said in a separate statement.

It “dropped what seems to be an explosive device” near the security fence, damaging a military vehicle before returning to Gaza.

In response, an Israeli “aircraft targeted the squad which launched the drone”, the army said.

There were no reports of casualties in Gaza, but the unrest on the frontier continued throughout the day as four Palestinians infiltrated Israel and were apprehended by the army.

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