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New Israeli air raids target 4 positions in occupied Gaza: Army

AFP , Ahram Online , Thursday 5 May 2016
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Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 5, 2016. (Photo: AFP)
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Israeli warplanes struck four new positions in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, as a flare-up continued to threaten a 2014 ceasefire agreement.

The bombing raids follow four similar Israeli airstrikes overnight Wednesday that injured four people, including three children, Palestinian and Israeli security officials said.

This is the biggest flare-up in months and raised concerns for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers that has held since the last Israeli offensive on the strip that ended in summer 2014.

"IAF aircraft targeted four Hamas military posts in the southern Gaza Strip," an army statement said, referring to the blockaded Palestinian enclave.

There were no immediate reports of casualties during the raids, which Palestinian security sources said struck farmlands near the border.

Israel’s 51-day assault on Gaza killed over 2,200 people and left more than 12,000 others injured. More than 100,000 people were displaced.

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