Palestinian killed as Israel, Hamas trade fire on Gaza border

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A Palestinian was killed and two apprehended after the Israel’s and Hamas’s military persons exchanged tank shells on the border areas on Monday late hours, AP reported.

Reports said the Israeli shelling on Monday killed a man and seriously wounded another in the northern Gaza Strip. Hamas said the deceased, 25, was a member of its armed wing.

Pertinantly the area has been tense since lat few weeks as the Palestinians have held mass protests aimed at lifting a blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt after Hamas seized power in 2007, reports said.

“More than 100 Palestinian’s were killed till date during the Hamas-led protests, which climaxed on May 14,” reports suggest.

On Sunday, Israeli shelling killed three militants from the smaller Islamic Jihad group, which vowed retaliation.

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