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IDF Comes Under Fire on Gaza Border After PM Visit

PM Netanyahu with IDF troops near Gaza border, May 3, 2016 (Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

PM Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to troops along Israel's border with Gaza today. The Times of Israel's Ilan Ben Zion reports that shortly after Netanyahu left, shots were fired at the IDF:

Shots fired from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday afternoon struck an IDF vehicle near the northern border with the Palestinian enclave, the army said in a statement.

No injuries were reported, but heavy army engineering machinery was damaged by the volley, which came hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured a southern section of the Gaza frontier.

Troops were searching the area for the attacker, the IDF spokesperson said.

Palestinian media in the Gaza Strip reported intense gunfire by Israeli forces near Nahal Oz immediately after the report of shots striking the vehicle.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility from Gaza, which has seen increased tensions with Israel in recent weeks, with Israeli officials warning of a possible uptick in violence.

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