Tensions on the Gaza border increased today with yet another attack - the third in 24 hours - on IDF troops. The Times of Israel reports that the IDF responded after a mortar attack was fired at soldiers:
After the explosion, the engineering troops followed a routine procedure and opened fire at possible hiding spots in their area.
Earlier, after the mortar attack, an IDF tank returned fire toward a “suspicious position” nearby, an army spokesperson said. The tank fire hit an observation post manned by the military wing of Hamas. No one was hurt in the retaliatory strike, but the Hamas post was damaged.
Wednesday’s attacks were the second and third from Gaza in 24 hours, after soldiers came under fire on the Strip’s northern border Tuesday...