IDF strikes six Hamas targets in Gaza Strip

One Palestinian was reported killed in Israeli airstrikes in response to clashes at Friday's "Great March of Return."

April 28, 2018 02:11
1 minute read.
IDF strikes six Hamas targets in Gaza Strip

A wounded demonstrator is evacuated during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip, April 27, 2018. (photo credit: IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA / REUTERS)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The Israel Air Force struck six Hamas targets, including some of the group's naval forces, in the Gaza Strip Friday night, the IDF confirmed.

Palestinian journalists reported several injuries in the attacks, and a spokesman for the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza said that one Palestinian, Khalil Na'im Mustafa Atallah, 22, was killed.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

The strikes targeted boats in Gaza's port that were preparing to receive supplies for the ongoing "Great March of Return" protests, the Hamas interior Ministry said.

The IDF said that the airstrikes were a response to attempts to breach Israel's border fence with Gaza at the protest earlier Friday.

The Israeli military said between 12,000 and 14,000 Gazans participated in the latest of the month-long protests and that some protesters attempted to breach the border fence separating Gaza from Israel.

Photos released by the IDF show Gazan protesters attempting to dismantle the fence. While many protestors used non-violent methods to demonstrate, some protesters threw stones, burned tires and removed coils of barbed wire that had been placed near the border with Israel.

Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces and hundreds, including a Palestinian journalist, were injured on Friday.

"The IDF considers with the utmost gravity the continued attempts by the Hamas terror organization to transform the fence zone into an area of violence and terror," the IDF said in its statement confirming the airstrikes.

"The reaction to incidents such as those [at the protests] will not be restricted to the fence zone, and the Hamas terror organization will bear responsibility for the consequences throughout Gaza," the statement said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

IDF and Magen David Adom at the sceneof the terror shooting in the Barkan industrial Zone
December 14, 2018
New York Times Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer shares support for Palestinian terror