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Israel’s rocket sirens switched on in southern occupied territories

The Israeli military said the code red sirens sounded in the town of Sderot near the besieged Gaza Strip on Monday, declining to reveal whether any rockets had landed in the area.

Following reports of sirens sounding in Sderot, heavy machine gun fire was identified emanating towards Israel, according to Israeli forces.

Earlier in the day, a young Palestinian man lost his life and another sustained injuries after Israeli artillery units struck the southern part of the Gaza Strip as the Tel Aviv regime presses ahead with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver.

The death brought to 120 the total number of Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli forces since the “Great March of Return” began in Gaza Strip on March 30.

Israel has launched several wars on the Palestinian coastal sliver, the last of which began in early July 2014. The military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. Over 11,100 others were also wounded in the war.

The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007. The blockade has caused a decline in the standards of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.

The Israeli regime denies about 1.8 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs with proper wages as well as adequate healthcare and education.

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