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VOA常速英语(音频+翻译):提格雷地区战争持续,数百万人流离失所

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Israel hit Gaza with airstrikes on Sunday after incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave caused fires in the Jewish state. There were no injuries reported on either side.

The Israeli strikes targeted an open area in northern Gaza and a militant training site belonging to Hamas rulers in southern Khan Yunis, according to Palestinian security sources.

The strikes came after Israel cut by half the fishing zone off the blockaded coastal territory. That's a common response following projectile attacks by armed groups in Gaza.

Israel's army had no immediate comment on the airstrikes. But the military branch responsible for civil affairs in the Palestinian territories, known as COGAT, said the fishing zone had been reduced from 12 nautical miles to six.

Earlier Sunday, Israeli firefighters said they extinguished brush blazes at three spots in the Eshkol region near the border, blaming "incendiary balloons" as the cause.

On July 12th, Israel announced it was re-expanding the fishing zone off Gaza and allowing additional imports into the Palestinian territory, but at that time it warned the measure could be reversed in response to fresh unrest.

Ethiopia's Amhara state on Sunday called on "all young people" to take up arms against Tigrayan fighters who are battling the Ethiopian military and forces from all of Ethiopia's other nine regions.

The call for mass mobilization against Tigray People's Liberation Front, or TPLF, fighters expands the eight-month-old war and instability in the Horn of Africa country.

Amhara's military says TPLF fighters are now attacking the state. Calls to the TPLF spokesman for comment were not answered.

The TPLF rules Ethiopia's northernmost region where war with the Ethiopian military erupted in November. Three weeks later, the government declared victory when it captured Tigray's capital Mekelle but (the) TPLF kept fighting. At the end of June, the TPLF seized control of Mekelle and most of Tigray after government soldiers withdrew.

This week, the Tigrayans pushed their offensive to Afar, the neighboring state, to the east where they said they planned to target troops from the Amhara region fighting alongside the federal military in the area.

Thousands of people have died in the fighting and around two million have been displaced.

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