Palestinian Report: IDF forces kill two militants in Gaza Strip

A tank takes part in a training exercise near the Gaza Strip

"In response to the rocket, an IDF tank and the IAF targeted Hamas terror posts in the southern Gaza Strip", the IDF Spokesperson's Unit wrote on its official Twitter page.

An Israeli air strike killed two Palestinians riding a motorcycle in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, local residents said.

The latest one, code-named Operation Protective Edge, took place in the summer of 2014 and resulted in the deaths of more than 2,200 Palestinians.

Conricus said that Israeli intelligence had monitored the tunnel for months, adding that at no time were any Israeli military personnel or civilians at risk.

Tensions along Israel's border with the Gaza Strip flared up Monday, capping a week of rocket fire at Israel by terror groups and responses in turn from the army.

The IDF responded to the attack with tank and aircraft fire towards Hamas targets in the south of the Gaza Strip.

As well as tunnels under the border with Israel, there are also tunnels that run underneath Gaza's border with Egypt, which are used to smuggle in food and other supplies, as well as weapons.

The IDF said the Iron Dome successfully intercepted the rocket. A third rocket was shot down by Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system.

Eyewitnesses and paramedics said an Israeli missile hit a motorbike, killing two riders, which Israeli army spokesman has denied.

"The enemy will pay the price for breaking the rules of engagement with the resistance in Gaza", Hamas' Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades said in a statement on Sunday.

Hamas last week called for a new intifada against Israel and urged Palestinians to confront soldiers and settlers, allowing thousands of Gazans to confront Israeli troops at the Gaza border fence in recent days.

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