Gaza Violence | Violent clashes between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza

Photo: AP GAZA CITY: Heavy shelling between Israel and Palestinian militants continued for a fifth day on Saturday, as the Islamic Jihad militant group fired more rockets and Israeli forces targeted targets inside the Gaza Strip. There were no immediate reports of casualties in Gaza or Israel on Saturday. But the situation in the West Bank can be gauged from the fact that Israeli forces raided the Balata refugee camp in the northern city of Nablus, triggering a shootout that killed two Palestinians. Read also The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the two as Said Mesha, 32, and Adnan Araj, 19. At least three other Palestinians were injured in the raid. Israel has launched an almost daily operation to arrest suspected terrorists in the region. Meanwhile, hopes for a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad appear bleak. On Saturday, the Israeli army bombarded targets with rockets, including an apartment of Islamic Jihad commander Mohammed Abu al-Ata.

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