The impoverished Gaza Strip has long been under strict Israeli border controls, including tight restrictions on anything that might be considered "dual use" and potentially put toward the production of weapons. President Donald Trump assured Israel on Sunday that it has Washington's full support after the Jewish state led waves of retaliatory strikes in the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rockets. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had ordered the military to launch further strikes on Gaza Strip terrorists in response to rocket fire from the territory, as an escalation entered its second day. A Palestinian baby was killed by an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, the health ministry in the enclave said.
IDF soldiers during a West Bank drill. They were spotted by IDF soldiers stationed at the border and engaged, during the clash hand-grenades were tossed and the soldiers killed the terrorists. No IDF soldiers were hurt. These are the weapons possessed by the terrorists who attempted to infiltrate into Israel from Gaza last night.
Hamas gunman shot after firing at troops in fresh Gaza border battle. By Judah Ari Gross. Fire sparked in southern Israel by Gaza balloon, as border tensions heat up. Blaze quickly extinguished in first arson case in a week; attack comes hours after gunman killed as he opened fire at IDF troops.
Gaza and the West Bank are claimed by the State of Palestine. The territories of Gaza and the West Bank are separated from each other by Israeli territory. Both fell under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority ,  but Gaza has since June been governed by Hamas , a Palestinian Islamic organization  which came to power in free elections in