Hamas Says Truce Reached After Israel's Biggest Strikes Since 2014 War

Palestinians watch a protest at near the Israeli fence in the southern Gaza Strip

Palestinian health officials said two people were killed and 12 injured in an air strike in Gaza City.

A building under construction on Katiba Square was targeted by at least four missiles from F-16 fighter jets, locals told Middle East Eye.

The Israeli assault targeted dozens of Hamas military facilities and killed two Palestinian teenagers.

Hamas, meanwhile, said its rockets were meant to deter Israel from further action.

The IDF said aircraft had attacked "an offensive terror tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, in addition to several terror sites in military compounds throughout the Gaza Strip, among them complexes used to prepare arson terror attacks and a Hamas terror organization training facility".

In a statement, the military said Hamas' activities "violate Israeli sovereignty, endanger Israeli civilians and sabotage Israel's humanitarian efforts that aim to help Gazan civilians".

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Since then Gaza militants launched aound 60 rockets and mortars into Israel, causing minor damage to a synagogue and reportedly wounding two Israelis who are not in a critical state.

According to Israel Radio, residents reported hearing sounds of explosions and possible interceptions by Israel's Iron Dome system. A police spokesman said no hits had been recorded in the city.

Gaza's health ministry said Saturday that a 20-year-old struck by gunfire Friday during the protests in the southern Gaza Strip had also died of his wounds.

Gen. Ronen Manelis, the operation had three aims: To end the incendiary kites and balloons from Gaza, end the large-scale border protests, and end the rocket and mortar fire.

"The protection and the defence of our people is a national duty and a strategic choice", Barhoum said. "Resistance forces will not let Israel continue attacking the Palestinian people, and we will be ready to respond".

The groups said Egyptian mediation efforts have succeeded in brokering a ceasefire ending an intense daylong round of cross border violence.

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There were no immediate reports of Palestinian injuries.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue Israel's retaliatory strikes "as long as necessary" and hinted at a fiercer response if the rocket barrages continue.

In advance of Friday's protest, the organising committee called on Palestinians to take part in the protests to express solidarity with Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank slated for total demolition by Israeli authorities.

They coincided with mass demonstrations along the border which saw thousands of Palestinians express their support for the declared right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ancestral homes in what is now Israel - as well as demanding an end to the blockade of Gaza imposed by Israel and Egypt.

The "March of Return" protests have also seen Palestinians fly airborne incendiary devices toward Israeli territory, sparking hundreds of fires in southern Israel and causing millions of shekels in estimated damages. No Israelis have been killed. However, the Israeli army said one soldier was wounded by a grenade on Friday.

Additional reporting in Gaza by Mohammed Asad.

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