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Fresh Israeli air strikes on Gaza kill two Hamas militants

Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A new Israeli air strike on Friday near the city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza has killed two Hamas militants bringing to seven the number of Gazans killed in more than a dozen attacks since Thursday. 

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The strike hit Khuza'a, an area near the border which lies east of the city, killing two militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas.

The Israeli military, IDF, confirmed the strike in south Gaza as well as an earlier incident near Rafah airport which injured four people.

A statement from the IDF said two terrorist squads had been identified from the Hamas terrorist organisation.

"The IDF will not allow any attempt to harm Israeli civilians and will respond with determination to any attempt to use terror against the citizens of Gaza," said the statement.

The latest wave of Israeli attacks was launched after Hamas militants fired an anti-tank missile at a school bus in southern Israel on Thursay critically wounding a teenager.

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