Israel boosts forces at Gaza borderUpdated: 2014-07-04 10:02:46 (KST)
Time now for a look through the international headlines we're following this Friday. For that, we turn to our Eunice Kim, standing by at the NewsCenter.
Eunice Israel is reinforcing its border with the Gaza Strip, as skirmishes continue there?
That's right, Jinjoo. Israel sent troops to its southern border along the Gaza Strip Thursday, after some 30 rockets were fired into Israeli territory.
The two sides have been trading fire The Israeli air force had launched some 70 airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza in past weeks.
Israel has called its lastest move defensive in nature, while Hamas told the Associated Press, it wanted a truce, and that it had "no interest" in a hostile escalation.//
This as street battles continue to break out in East Jerusalem, triggered by the discovery of the burned body of a Palestinian teen.
Angry Palestinians hurled stones and firebombs at Israeli security forces. Tensions are feared to escalate with the funeral of 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair. His body, that had been held by Israeli investigators, is set to be returned to his family on Friday.
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