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The escalation in violence has claimed more lives including those of two infants

The escalation in violence has claimed more lives including those of two infants

CTech - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have bombed a building belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip in order to thwart an attempted cyber attack against Israeli targets, the military announced Sunday.

The Israeli military said that 690 rockets had been fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians, 240 of them intercepted by Israel's aerial defense system, known as the Iron Dome.

President Trump tweeted out U.S. backing for Israel, saying: "We support Israel 100 percent in its defense of its citizens".

Tensions erupted on Friday following the killing of four Palestinians, two in an Israeli air raid on southern Gaza and two during the regime's live fire at anti-occupation protesters near a fence separating the blockaded coastal enclave from the occupied territories.

Recognizing that the Israeli report is in direct contradiction to the account put forward by the Gaza Health Ministry, AP News decided the disagreement should be noted at the end of their story on these deaths. Israel will also lighten restrictions on goods brought in through the border crossings with Gaza and extend the Gaza fishing zone back to 15 nautical miles.

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One of the rockets hit on a quiet street in Ashkelon about five miles from the Gaza border.

The escalation began Saturday with massive rocket fire from Gaza, drawing waves of Israeli retaliatory strikes, and continued throughout Sunday.

The Israeli military said that it had targeted a 34-year-old man who worked in a money exchange office and was responsible for channeling Iranian funds to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

In Gaza, meanwhile, the economy has been ravaged by an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, years of fighting with Israel and Hamas' isolation and mismanagement. Then Israel will have to decide if it will be held hostage to Hamas or take more forceful action.

In a statement on official Palestinian news agency Wafa, Abbas thanked the emirate for its financial assistance, which he said would "contribute to alleviating and supporting the burdens of our people".

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Palestinian witnesses said he was killed in an air strike on his auto.

It commemorates its Memorial and Independence Days later this week and is due to host the Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv from 14 to 18 May, which is expected to draw thousands to Israel.

Egypt and the United Nations, who have served as brokers in the past, had been trying to mediate a truce.

Cheney snapped, "1. Hamas controls Gaza. 2".

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