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Three Including A Baby Killed As Israel Strikes Gaza

Jerusalem (August 09, 2018): Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel and the Israeli military responded with air strikes. A baby and her pregnant mother were among three Palestinians killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza.

According to details, Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel and the Israeli military responded with air strikes on Wednesday despite talk from both sides of progress toward a possible truce to avert a fourth war in a decade.A senior member of Hamas said in a statement that talks mediated by the United Nations and Egypt on a deal to tamp down tensions were in advanced stages.

According to the Israeli army,  violence began with militants firing guns at an Israeli engineering vehicle, and Israeli troops responding with tank fire.

Later, Palestinians fired about 70 rockets across the border, and Israeli aircraft struck at least a dozen militant targets.According to rescue services, at least two Israelis were hurt by the rockets. According to Palestinian officials, one Hamas militant was killed in the air strikes, as was a Palestinian woman and her 18 month old child. At least five other civilians in Gaza were also injured.

Previously, clashes along the Gaza border since the end of March have seen at least 165 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire. The majority were killed during violent protests, but others have died in airstrikes or tank fire. One Israeli soldier has been shot dead by a Palestinian sniper.

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