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5/18, 1:38 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Israel: Nothing in Gaza 'immune' to strikes

Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz (pictured) stated on Tuesday that the military has no shortage of targets in the Gaza Strip, adding that "no person, area or neighborhood in Gaza is immune" to potential strikes.

Making the comments while touring bases in the south of Israel, Gantz also noted that the army has "many plans to continue striking Hamas," adding that the "fighting won’t stop until we bring about complete and long-term calm." He also reiterated that it was Hamas that opened fire first on Israel, saying that the group was "continuing to fire indiscriminately toward civilian populations, and it bears responsibility and is paying the price."

Gantz's comments came in the wake of a renewed rocket barrage between Israel and Hamas, after a five-hour lull overnight and a temporary reopening of the border in Gaza. Over the past few days, the international community continued to urge all parties to reach a ceasefire in the region, but so far mixed messages were sent from Israel on the issue.

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