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Israel Strikes Hamas in Response to Border Fire

IDF tank in Gaza (Photo: flickr/IDF)

Palestinian terrorists fired shots at Israeli forces on the Gaza border today, resulting in an Israeli response. The Jerusalem Post's Anna Ahronheim reports that IDF tanks destroyed a Hamas terror target in Gaza, holding the terrorist organization responsible for the attack:

IDF tank fire struck and destroyed a Hamas terror target in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday shortly after shots from the Palestinian enclave were fired at Israeli forces stationed near the border, the military said.

"The IDF will continue to act with determination at all times to maintain the security of the State of Israel," the IDF said in a statement on the cross-border exchange...

A senior IDF official said that the power struggle between the PA and Hamas as well as the fuel crisis in Gaza- which is already in dire straits with a lack of infrastructure and a failed economy-could lead Hamas to clash with Israel.

“In a few days there will be no electricity in Gaza. They have a dilemma for the first time if to use the money for tunnels or electricity.  They have always received electricity until now but now they will have to decide what they prefer,” he said.

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