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Israeli Military Says It Attacked Hamas Targets In Gaza

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Israeli Military Says It Attacked Hamas Targets In Gaza
Israel Defense Forces said its airstrikes hit a weapons production facility and a military compound in Gaza overnight.
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The Israeli military said it attacked a Hamas military compound in northern Gaza overnight.

Israel Defense Forces said it launched the airstrikes after shots were fired from Gaza and damaged a building in a southern Israeli city. The Israeli airstrikes reportedly hit a weapons production facility and a military compound in Gaza. 

This move by Israel comes after Palestinians have been protesting near the border between Gaza and Israel for weeks. 

The protesters have focused on the border fence separating them from Israel, as well as the U.S. opening its new Israel embassy in the contested city of Jerusalem.

Palestinian officials said Israeli soldiers killed dozens of protesters and injured thousands more Monday, making it the deadliest day the Gaza Strip has seen in years. 

Gaza's Health Ministry reported at least one person was injured in the airstrikes overnight. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.