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Terrorists Shell Troops on Gaza Border, IDF Retaliates

IDF tank fires on Gaza (Photo: flickr/IDF)

Earlier today, terrorists in Gaza attacked IDF troops across the border with mortar shells. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports that Israel responded with strikes by tanks and aircraft on four Hamas terrorist positions:

A number of mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip at nearby Israeli troops, and in response Israeli tanks and aircraft targeted four Hamas positions in northern Gaza, the army said.

There were no Israeli injuries reported.

The exchange came exactly one month after Israeli forces destroyed an attack tunnel belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group, in which at least 14 terrorists were killed, including two of the organization’s top commanders.

An army official said the mortar barrage appeared to be a retaliation for the demoltion of the tunnel, which stretched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, near Kibbutz Kissufim.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad vowed it would avenge its operatives killed in the Israeli demolition.

The attack apparently set off rocket sirens in the Israeli town of Sderot and other communities surrounding the Gaza Strip...

Tags: IDF , Gaza

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