Two Palestinian fishing boats sail carrying 20 people including medical patients and students unable to leave through overland crossings, in Gaza City, Tuesday, May 29, 2018.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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Hamas and allied Islamic Jihad launched their heaviest barrages against Israel since the 2014 Gaza war Tuesday and Israeli aircraft struck back, in a surge of fighting after weeks of unrest.Three Israeli soldiers were lightly wounded by projectiles fired from Gaza, said the Israeli army.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his security chiefs and vowed a forceful response after the initial mortar barrage.Shortly after he spoke, Israel's military began carrying out airstrikes in Gaza. At least seven bases of Hamas and Islamic Jihad were struck, security sources in Gaza said.The Gaza Strip has been under Israeli blockade for more than a decade.
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