Israel to probe ‘unexpected’ civilian casualties in Gaza strike

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Updated November 16, 2019, 10:25 AM

By Agence France-Presse

Israel’s military pledged Friday to investigate unexpected civilian casualties in a strike targeting Islamic Jihad in Gaza, where a ceasefire agreement remained fragile after fighting left 34 Palestinians dead.

The Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip triggered huge fireballs that lit up the sky (AFP / ABED RAHIM KHATIB/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Underscoring the frailty of the truce, a volley of rockets was fired from the coastal enclave into the Jewish state after the deal officially took effect on Thursday morning.

Israel hit back with strikes early Friday against Islamic Jihad, the second most powerful Palestinian militant group in the Gaza Strip after Islamist movement Hamas which runs the enclave.

Hours before the ceasefire was due to begin,

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