Israeli aircraft strike targets in Gaza after drone attack

Israeli border police officers, stand in the village of Azzun near the West Bank city of Qalqilya, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. An Israeli father and his son were stabbed near the town of Qalqilya. Israeli medical services said the 17-year-old son was in a serious condition. The military says it’s examining the backgrounds of the incident. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Israeli aircraft hit several military targets for Gaza’s Hamas rulers late Saturday after militants used a drone to drop a bomb on the Israeli side of the Gaza-Israel perimeter fence.

The Israeli military said the targets included “offensive military equipment and two military sites” for the Islamic group’s aerial unit, which it said was responsible for the drone attack.

Netanyahu is in the midst of a reelection campaign, with less than two weeks before a do-over vote after he failed to secure a parliamentary majority in April’s election.

On Friday, Israeli forces fatally shot two Gaza teenagers during regular weekly protests along the volatile perimeter fence. Militants in Gaza fired five projectiles into Israel in an apparent response to the deaths.


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