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Hamas confirms deaths of 2 members from Israeli tank fire

Hamas confirms deaths of 2 members from Israeli tank fire

The military said an Israeli tank shelled the Hamas post after troops came under fire.

It is also reported that post in the Northern part of the Gaza strip belonged to the Islamist movement Hamas.

"Our Resistance will never accept that Israel hits our positions and our men with impunity", said Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas leader.

There have been reports about talks between Palestinian factions, Egypt, the United Nations and Israel to reach a long-term truce in the besieged enclave.

"The resistance can not allow the occupation to impose a policy of bombing sites and targeting fighters without paying the price", a Hamas statement said. Violence between the Palestinians and Israel has gained momentum late March, when Gazans started marching towards the fenced border with Israel in a series of protests calling for the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their lands in Israel.

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"The group added that "DCIP evidence has determined on multiple occasions that children killed along the Gaza Strip perimeter did not pose a direct, mortal threat at the time of their death", while noting that under global law, the use lethal force is strictly reserved for instances when a" direct and mortal threat to life or of serious injury exists".

The military released footage that it said was of the incident.

About 158 Palestinians have been killed and more than 17,000 others injured by Israeli gunfire during the rallies, which take place every Friday.

Al-Aydi was one of four minors who died of gunshot wounds between July 27 and August 5 after Israeli forces shot them during protests on the the Gaza border.