Escalation at the Gaza border: Fire exchanges between IDF,Hamas

This is a developing story: IDF troops shells Hamas military posts in the Gaza Strip in recent hours in response to mortar fire at forces operating near the border fence. There have been 4 incidents of fire opened on IDF troops on the frontier over the past two days, without injuries so far.

During the morning, Palestinians fired a mortar shell at IDF soldiers near the border fence, leading the army to respond with tank fire at a Hamas observation point in southern Gaza, not far from the Sufa Crossing. The Palestinians reported damage to the Hamas military post, but no casualties.

In recent hours several mortars landed near IDF forces at the Gaza border - The IDF responded once again responded by shelling two observation posts that belongs to the Hamas military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, located east of Saja'iyya.

Yesterday, a Palestinian sniper opened fire from Saja'iyya at an IDF engineering force operating near the border fence.

During the past year and a half, there were several instances of gunfire and explosives targeting IDF troops, but not at such scale.


By: aydeo (16828.38)

Tags: Gaza,Border,Escalation,IDF,Hamas

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