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DFLP militants 'fire 3 mortar shells' at Israeli vehicles in Gaza

April 14, 2014 10:22 A.M. (Updated: April 15, 2014 11:55 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The military wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said it fired mortar shells at Israeli military vehicles that entered Gaza early Monday.

The National Resistance Brigades said in a statement that four Israeli military vehicles crossed into Palestinian territory east of the village of al-Qarara in the southern Gaza Strip.

According to the statement, the group responded by firing three mortar shells at the Israeli vehicles.

No injuries or damages were reported.

"National resistance will remain the only path to restore Palestinian rights," the Brigades' statement said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was not familiar with the incident.

The shells were fired two days after the DFLP said the National Resistance Brigades targeted an Israeli military jeep near the Kissufim military base east of the Gaza Strip.

A statement said that on Saturday "the military site Kissufim was also targeted with three mortar shells in response to the ongoing Israeli attacks on unarmed Palestinians."

An Israeli military spokeswoman said on Sunday that "there was alarm in the area overnight," and an explosion was heard, but she said that Israeli forces were still searching the area.

On Friday, five Palestinian medics suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation after Israeli forces fired a tear gas canister at their ambulance in the northern Gaza Strip, a day after Israeli forces shot four Palestinians in two incidents near the border fence.
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