Israeli military attack in Gaza kills 2 Palestinians

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"The IDF is prepared to target any aggression against Israel and holds Hamas responsible for everything happening in and emanating from the Gaza Strip", the IDF said in a statement.

Israel says Hamas, which rules Gaza, is using the protests as cover to carry out cross-border attacks.

Two Palestinians were killed on Tuesday in an Israeli airstrike targeting a group of citizens in Beit Lahia town in northern the Gaza Strip.

Following a meeting with other resistance factions, al-Masri told reporters that the Palestinian resistance would "not allow Israel to breach the terms of the truce".

A relative of a Palestinian Hamas militant who was killed in Israeli tank shelling, reacts at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip, August 7, 2018. One of the grainy black and white video clips shows two men in a watchtower, one appears to open fire as puffs of smoke burst in front of him.

The two terrorists killed were identified as Ahmed Marjan and Abed al-Hafez al-Silawi, both snipers in Hamas' Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

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"The resistance can not allow the occupation to impose a policy of bombing sites and targeting fighters without paying the price", it said in a statement.

The cross-border incident came after a delegation of senior Hamas officials visited Gaza to discuss a ceasefire agreement with Israel proposed by the United Nations and Egypt.

In the past four months, there has been an upsurge in violence along the Gaza-Israel border.

The military released footage that it said was of the incident.

It added that no Israeli troops were injured in the exchange.

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