No injuries were reported in the incident but the border fence in the area was damaged.
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IDF troops at the site directed tank fire at the terrorists.
Earlier Friday, two rockets fired from Gaza exploded in the Eshkol regional council and south of Ashkelon, causing no injuries or damage.
'Hamas responsible for escalation'
Following the escalating violence in the Gaza region, the IDF Spokesman's Office issued the following statement: "The IDF considers these to be grave acts of terror, which aim to harm residents and communities in the State of Israel."
"The Hamas terror organization, which carries out acts of terror against the State of Israel, is jeopardizing Gaza Strip residents and will bear the responsibility for any future operation executed by the IDF in order to lift the threat of terror and restore the relative calm in the area," the army said.
Meanwhile, Palestinian sources reported that the IDF directed tank fire at an open area east of the al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported in the incident, the sources said.
Earlier Friday, the Color-Red rocket alert was activated in several southern Israel communities after terrorists fired Qassam rockets from Gaza.
Four other rockets were fired at Israel earlier this week, prompting Air Force gunships to strike open areas in Gaza. Later, the army struck two more targets in the northern and central Gaza Strip.
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