Israel Setting Up Barrier to Prevent Gazan Infiltration by Sea

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According to Abdul-Ati, Israeli forces twice attacked boats and ships seeking to break the Israeli siege on Gaza in the past two weeks. The militant group admitted that two of its men had been killed. The bomb was detonated by army engineers, causing no casualties, the military said on Twitter.

The Israeli military said in a statement that its "fighter jets struck military targets in a compound belonging to the Hamas terror organisation in the southern Gaza Strip".

Palestinians inspect an Islamic Jihad observation post after it was targeted in Israeli tank shelling, in the southern Gaza Strip May 27, 2018.

Just hours before this announcement, the IDF announced that it had deactivated an explosive wired to a border fence. No injuries were reported in the Saturday morning incident.

It added that the strike was also in retaliation for repeated Palestinian attempts to damage the border fence and "security infrastructure" during ongoing border protests.

Terror kites being assembled in Gaza
Attack kites being assembled in Gaza

In response to that discovery, Israel fired on an Islamic Jihad position in the southern Gaza Strip, killing three people. In the past month, 300 "attack" kites have been flown across the border, the report said, setting off 100 fires.

He also appealed to the worldwide community to pressure Israel to lift the blockade on the Gaza Strip and on global NGOs to provide protection to anti-siege ships.

Around 5,000 Palestinians had turned out for protests against Israeli forces on Friday, the smallest number since the six-week-long "Great March of Return" protests kicked off on March 30 demanding the right to return to ancestral homelands in what is now Israel. The other they described only as a Hamas site in the centre of the strip.

Tuesday's Gaza flotilla will coincide with the 8th anniversary of an Israeli attack on the Turkish "Mavi Marmara" flotilla, in which nine Turkish activists were killed when the Israeli navy attacked the vessel in global waters.

Gaza is under the control of Hamas, an Islamist movement hostile to Israel.

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