Israeli tank fire targets Gaza Strip

Israeli tank fire targets Gaza Strip
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04 September, 2016
Israel has carried out strikes on the Gaza Strip.
Israel targeted Gaza in a barrage of fire last month [Getty]
Israeli tank fire targeted a Hamas post on the Gaza Strip border overnight after gunfire at Israeli forces in the area.

Palestinian security sources in Gaza, run by movement Hamas, confirmed the Beit Lahia area had been targeted adding that no one was hurt.

Israel's army said it responded with tank fire after its forces were targeted by gunfire along the border between the Palestinian enclave and Israel.

Last month, Israel carried out dozens of strikes in Gaza in response to rocket fire, a far 'larger' response than usual.

Some analysts questioned whether the response was the result of a new approach by hardline Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who took office in May.