Israeli helicopters strike on Hamas facilities in southern Gaza, no injuries: medics

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GAZA, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Israeli army helicopters attacked on Sunday afternoon a military facility that belongs to Islamic Hamas movement's military wing in east of the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis with no injuries reported, medics said.

Palestinian security sources in Gaza told reporters that Israeli army helicopters fired four missiles at a lookout post close to the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, causing severe damage to the post.

Medical sources said that ambulances rushed to the scene but no injuries were reported.

Israeli media reports, which quoted Israeli military sources, confirmed the airstrike.

Earlier on Sunday, Israeli Radio reported that a booby-trapped plane carried by balloons, which was launched from the Gaza Strip, landed into southern Israeli field close to the fence of the border with the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave.

The radio said that the plane didn't explode and it was detonated by Israeli police's explosives experts without reporting injuries.

Since the start of the "Great March of Return" on March 30 last year, Palestinian activists have released thousands of arson kites and balloons into southern Israel, causing large fires and huge loss to Israeli agriculture.

A clam understanding brokered by Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations last September stopped such activities. Enditem

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