Israeli Military Jets strike Hamas in Gaza

Israeli Military Jets strike Hamas in Gaza

JERUSALEM - Israeli jets pounded Hamas positions in Gaza, the military said early today.

"Israel Air Force fighter jets targeted a target in a military compound belonging to the Hamas organisation in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip," it said in an English-language statement.

The strike on the enclave's Islamist rulers came after four Palestinians "carrying bottles filled with flammable material" breached Gaza's border fence on Saturday evening near the kibbutz of Kissufim, Israeli daily Haaretz reported, citing the army.

There, an army spokeswoman told AFP, they attempted to torch heavy equipment used for work on the frontier barrier.

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