The Color Red alert system was not activated in the Gaza vicinity area. A 60-millimter mortar shell was found near the fence.
The recent incident on the southern front occurred about a week ago, when two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were lightly injured by mortar shells fired by Palestinians at troops engaged in engineering work near the border fence in the Eshkol Regional Council. The Salah al-Din Brigades, the Popular Resistance Committees' military wing, claimed responsibility.
An IDF force fired at two suspects as they were planting an explosive device. While soldiers were scouring the area, an explosion occurred near the security fence. One soldier sustained mild shrapnel injuries in the attack.
That same evening, two Qassam rockets landed within the Eshkol Regional Council.
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