Middle East

Israel bombs Hamas targets in Gaza

Palestinian have resumed their protests after the funeral for slain Gaza nurse Razan al-Najar, 21. (AAP)

Israeli aircraft have struck two militant sites in the Gaza Strip, hours after rockets were fired from the enclave at Israel.

Israeli air force jets have bombed several military posts and facilities in the Gaza Strip belonging to Hamas, hours after rockets were fired from the territory at Israel.

Security sources and local media reported that Israeli jets and drones carried out strikes on three military facilities belonging to the Islamist movement in the towns of Rafah and Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip and in eastern Gaza City on Saturday. No injuries were reported.

The strikes came hours after unknown militants fired two missiles and four mortar shells from the Gaza Strip into Israel, according to Israeli media, which said that there was no damage or injuries.

Last week, militants fired more than 140 rockets and mortar shells from the Gaza Strip into Israel which responded by carrying out 80 airstrikes on Hamas and Islamic Jihad facilities.

Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been growing since March 30, when the Palestinians organised rallies and protests near the border with Israel. Medics say 119 have been killed and thousands injured.

Earlier on Saturday, thousands of mourners attended the funeral of a 21-year-old female paramedic who was shot dead Friday by Israeli troops during protests on the border.

The body of Razan al-Najjar, wrapped in a Palestinian flag, was carried through the streets by protesters calling for revenge.

Al-Najjar had been working as a paramedic during the protests.

After the funeral procession, protesters rushed to the border and cut through a barbed wire fence before Israeli soldiers opened fire, dispersing them.

Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra said 15 demonstrators were injured by Israeli fire.

The recent violent protests along the border, which come amid the 70th anniversary of Israel's creation, call for a right to return to lands in present-day Israel that their ancestors were forced to flee.

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