Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza strike

Trevor Jackson
December 13, 2017

Israeli airstrikes killed two Palestinians riding a motorbike in northern Gaza Strip, officials said on Tuesday.

The military said in a statement that the Iron Dome missile defense system shot down a rocket fired at Israel from the Palestinian territory.

Shortly afterward, an Israeli tank responded by bombarding a Hamas military position in the northern Gaza Strip, the military said. No injuries or damage were caused.

Two Palestinians terrorists were killed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, apparently the result of a terrorism-related explosion.

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On Monday night, the Israeli military said it hit Hamas positions after intercepting rockets coming from the blockaded enclave.

Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has further complicated an already hard attempt to transfer power in Gaza from Hamas back to the PA.An Egyptian-brokered agreement in early October originally set a December 1 deadline for full transfer of power back to the PA, although that was later pushed back to December 10.

However apex leaders in Hamas has also declared a new "intifada" in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel since 1967 - might eventually serve as the capital of a Palestinian state.

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