Israeli army hits Hamas posts over gunfire

Tamara Zieve
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The Israeli army has exchanged fire with Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip after shots were fired at a military vehicle adjacent to the security fence.

In response, an Israeli tank targeted a Hamas military post in the southern Gaza Strip.

Shortly after, the army said additional shots were fired at another military vehicle near the security fence.

Again, an Israeli tank targeted two additional Hamas military posts adjacent to the point of fire.

No injuries were reported on either side.

Despite a Qatari-brokered truce between the Hamas movement and Israel, there have been several flare-ups of violence over the past months.

Israel, the United States and the European Union list Hamas as a terrorist organisation.

Hamas controls the Gaza Strip, where 2 million Palestinians live in crowded and impoverished conditions.