Middle East

Gaza militants exchange fire with Israeli force

Palestinians wave their national flags during a rally to demand the end of Palestinian political divisions, at the main square of Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

GAZA CITY: Palestinian militants clashed Sunday with an Israeli army force that had staged an incursion into southeastern Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian militants fired several mortar shells on the advancing Israeli armored vehicles, eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency.

They added that Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian land and homes in the area.

There were no reports of any casualties, according to Palestinian medical sources.

There was no immediate claim of responsible for the mortar firing.

The Israeli army has not commented on the incident.

Israeli forces stage incursions into the Gaza Strip on an almost daily basis from the enclave's eastern and northern borders under the pretext of securing its frontier.





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