Israel fighter jets bombed 18 targets in Gaza overnight , bombing result in killing of two Palestinian teens .The two Palestinian fatalities were identified by the Gaza health ministry as Salam Sabah and Abdullah Abu Sheikha, both 17, who were killed during a strike east of Rafah in southern Gaza. Gaza medics said that on Sunday they retrieved the bodies of two 17-year-old Palestinians killed by the Israeli tank fire
The flare-up started with a bomb blast near the security fence on the southern Israel-Gaza border that wounded four Israeli troops at around 4 p.m. (. Israel responded with air strikes and tank fire against 18 targets in gaz
Speaking at a security conference in Munich late Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuhad called the Gaza border incident “very serious” and pledged to “respond appropriately”.
No militant group in Gaza claimed responsibility for Saturday’s explosion. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Popular Resistance Committees, one of the smaller armed groups in Gaza, had detonated the bomb that wounded the soldiers.
“We will hunt down those responsible for yesterday’s incident,” Lieberman told Israel Radio on Sunday, adding Hamas was ultimately responsible for what happens in Gaza.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum blamed the violence on Israel.
“Hamas holds the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the consequences of its continued escalation against our people,” said Barhoum in a statement.
Tensions have risen along the Gaza border since U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition in December of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.