Border attack on IDF triggers immediate response

IDF tanks strike Hamas targets in response to explosives targeting IDF troops.

By: World Israel News Staff 

IDF tanks on Wednesday morning shelled Hamas targets in Gaza in response to an attempt by terrorists to harm IDF troops conducting routine maintenance on the security fence.

The IDF stated that an explosive device, placed by terrorists using the recent Palestinian riots as cover, was detonated against a military D-9 bulldozer operating on the western side of the security fence in northern Gaza.

No injuries were reported in the explosion.

In response, the IDF struck a number of Hamas military targets.

“The IDF holds Hamas responsible for all occurrences in Gaza and will not allow the terror organization to turn the area of the security fence into a combat zone,” the IDF stated after the incident.

This incident occurred amid the daily violence on the Israel-Gaza border, orchestrated by Hamas, the Islamic terror group that rules the Gaza Strip and calls for Israel’s destruction.

Hamas has organized a series of protests at the border under the banner of the “March of the Return,” to continue until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, which the Palestinians observe as Nakba Day, meaning Day of Catastrophe.

Some 30 Palestinians, mostly terrorists, have been killed in over two weeks of clashes.