Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza

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Hamas Vows 'Dire Consequences' for Israel, Amid Latest Gaza Border Flare-Up

Hamas is threatening to retaliate against Israel for the killing on Tuesday of two of its fighters by the Israeli Army, which said it was responding to the fighters' fire on its soldiers at the border.

"In response, an IDF (Israel Defence Forces) tank targeted the post from which the shots were fired", the statement read, adding that the post belongs to Hamas, an Islamist Palestinian group that runs Gaza.

"Targeting Abu-Hussein and Murtaja was a clear example of the flagrant Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists", the report said.

A high-level delegation from Hamas has also arrived in Gaza Strip since on Thursday after talks with Egyptian officials.

The incident took place as Egypt was working to broker a cease-fire deal between Hamas and Israel.

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According to Palestinian sources, the Israeli attack hit two of Qassam militants at Hamas' Ashkelon base.

The two Palestinians killed were members of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported.

In the past four months, there has been an upsurge in violence along the Gaza-Israel border.

The "Great March of Return" protests sought the right of Palestinian refugees and their descendants, who according to the United Nations make up around two-thirds of Gaza's population, to return to their homeland inside what is now Israel.

According to Israel's Channel Two, following the incident, Hamas issued a statement saying, "There will be dire consequences, the occupation should not sleep quietly - the resistance can not allow the occupation to attack our positions without paying a price".

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