The IDF bombed Hamas positions in response to a Palestinian provocation on the border.
By: World Israel News Staff
An IDF tank on Wednesday shelled and destroyed two Hamas observation posts in the Gaza Strip in response to a Palestinian provocation on the border.
Two Palestinians approached the old Karny crossing into the Strip and set fire to a structure there. The two did not cross into Israeli territory, the IDF stressed.
The IDF stated that it “viewed with severity any attempt to ruin or vandalize the security fence or security infrastructure” in the area.
This latest incident occurred as tensions on the border with Gaza are running high and terror-related incidents transpire almost on a daily basis.
IDF forces on Tuesday arrested three Palestinians armed with knives and grenades who infiltrated into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
IDF tanks shelled and destroyed two Hamas observations posts at the Gaza border Sunday night in response to heavy machine gun fire discharged by Hamas during military maneuvers in the Strip, which set off rocket alarms in the south of the country.
Israel’s Air Force (IAF) on Saturday night targeted a Hamas terror target in a military compound in Rafah, southern Gaza, in response to a cross-border provocation earlier in the day. Four Gazans cut through the security fence between Israel and Gaza in an attempt to damage an engineering vehicle involved in the construction of the anti-terror tunnel underground barrier.
Similarly, there were several recent attempts by Gaza terrorists to deploy and detonate explosive devices against IDF forces in the area.
This coming Friday, Hamas plans to lead a mass march on Israel’s border, an incident Israel fears could lead to casualties.