Fights in Palestine – level 2

15-07-2014 07:00

Young Palestinians fought with Israeli soldiers. The Palestinians threw stones and set trees on fire outside an Israeli military base. The Israeli soldiers responded with tear gas.

The Palestinian protest came after at least 20 people deied across Gaza last Tuesday. Israel said that this may be just the start of a long offensive.

Israel’s defence system shot down at least two rockets. Israel says that Hamas Islamists in Gaza have long-range rockets which can strike deep into Israel.

Difficult words: tear gas (gas which hurts your eyes), offensive (attack), deep (far). You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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