IDF tanks
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Shots fired at IDF soldiers on Gaza border
IDF tanks return fire, destroying a Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip after soldiers carrying out routine security activities on the border fence come under fire: no injuries or damage immediately reported.
IDF tanks destroyed a Hamas position in southern Gaza on Thursday morning after shots were fired just minutes earlier at IDF engineering force while carrying out routine security-related activities near the Gaza border fence.



There were no immediate reports of injuries of damage.


Israel-Gaza border (Photo: Yoav Zitun)
Israel-Gaza border (Photo: Yoav Zitun)


After returning fire, the IDF launched an investigation into the origins of the gunshots and the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit issued a statement saying “The attack was carried out in response to an earlier attack on an IDF force that was engaged in routine security work near the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip.”


Hamas position hit by IDF tanks
Hamas position hit by IDF tanks


The incident comes shortly after The Palestinian Authority (PA) informed the IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) that it plans to immediately cease all funding for the electricity Israel supplies to the Gaza Strip.


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