'IDF will bring Hamas terrorists to justice for bomb attack'

Qatari Ambassador Mohamed Al Emadi holds a press conference in Al Shifa Hospital Gaza

Qatari Ambassador Mohamed Al Emadi holds a press conference in Al Shifa Hospital Gaza

Israel has said that the deadly airstrikes were "retaliatory", and were in response to rocket fire coming from the enclave and the injury of four Israeli soldiers on Saturday after a device that detonated along the border.

Ahmed Abu Helo died "as a result of wounds he received last Friday east of Rafah" a statement for the health ministry read, adding that the had been injured in clashes with Israeli forces along the border.

Trump's controversial announcement has undermined the likelihood of a reconciliation, and damaged the already fragile Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, left, visits an attack tunnel dug by a Palestinian terrorist group from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel during a visit to the area on December 20, 2017.

The targets included observation posts, an attack tunnel and Hamas weapons factories, the army said.

On the same day, 23 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli live bullets.

A series of cross-border exchanges have erupted since, in the most intensive exchange since the 2014 war.

Mustafa Ibrahim, a political analyst from Gaza, said he expected the Israeli army in the coming days to take "stricter measures to prevent protesters from reaching the fence, which could increase tensions".

In the video, Mordechai also noted that in recent months, "15 Palestinians have been killed and 400 people have been injured" by Israeli troops quelling such protests on the border, but put the blame on Hamas for fomenting the incidents.

In the meantime, the tensions in the Gaza Strip can not be separated from the tense Palestinian ties with the United States, since Trump's declaration of his decision on Jerusalem.

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