TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Israeli aircraft and a tank struck a vehicle in the Gaza Strip, a report said.

Local residents in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip said nobody was hurt when the car exploded in a ball of flames, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

 A picture posted on social media showed a fireball in an alleyway said to be the car that had been hit.

A statement by the Israeli military claimed the car had belonged to a “militant heavily involved in launching arson and explosive balloons from the Gaza Strip into Israel” during mass demonstrations against Israel.

Nearly 130 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli troops and 3,000 have been injured during the demonstrations along the Gaza border since March 30.

Israel's tactics in confronting the protests have drawn international condemnation.

The demonstrations have been staged by Palestinians to demand the right to return to homes their families fled or were expelled from following the founding of Israel 70 years ago.

Around two million people live in Gaza, most of them stateless descendants of refugees from what is now called Israel.