Israeli forces have killed two Palestinian teenagers in a Gaza Strip offensive that targeted 18 sites. The strikes occurred after four soldiers were injured in an explosion along the border with the Gaza Strip.
Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in a strike by Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip, after four Israeli soldiers were injured in an explosion along the border fence of the Palestinian enclave.
The four soldiers were wounded, two of them seriously, when they approached a Palestinian flag along the border fence and an improvised explosive device blew up, the Israeli military said.
Israel's army said it attacked "18 terror targets belonging to the Hamas terror organisation" in two waves of airstrikes after the blast.
Jets and a tank targeted sites including Hamas weapon-manufacturing and training infrastructure and a Hamas tunnel, the army said.
The Israeli military said it believed the Popular Resistance Committee in Gaza, an umbrella group of hard-line factions, planted the flag a day earlier during demonstrations in the area, Haaretz reported.
Israel blames Hamas for any attack emanating from the enclave it controls.