IDF strikes Hamas target following cross-border attacks

After two Hamas reconnaissance posts were struck in Israeli reprisals earlier in the day, an IDF tank struck a Hamas target on Sunday evening.

By: and World Israel News Staff

An Israeli tank hit a Hamas position near the Gaza border on Sunday evening, following a day in which Palestinian terrorists mounted several cross-border attacks on Israel.

According to a statement released by Israeli security forces, “An Israel Defense Forces tank attacked a military post belonging to the Hamas terror group in the northern Gaza Strip, in response to explosive devices that were thrown [at the security barrier] and balloons carrying explosive devices that were launched throughout the evening,” Times of Israel reported.

Earlier in the day, the Israeli Air Force conducted airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza after terrorists conducted nighttime riots along Israel’s border, scrambling jets less than an hour after Israeli communities ran for shelter as a rocket warning alarm sounded.

The alarm was evidently triggered by one of many improvised bombs thrown at the border. No rockets were reported.

Two Hamas reconnaissance posts were struck in the Israeli reprisals.

Four Gazans were reported injured, including one seriously by live Israeli fire during the riots earlier in the night. The seriously injured person was subsequently reported to have died by the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry.

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Hamas “confusion units” said on Saturday that they would begin rioting with sound grenades, burning tires, explosives and rocks starting at 7 p.m. until dawn, and that they would launch more bomb-laden and fire-armed balloons into Israeli communities.