IDF under fire from Gaza overnight

This is the second such incident in recent days.

September 6, 2016 08:06
Gaza border fence

IDF vehicle drives along Gaza border fence [file]. (photo credit: REUTERS)

The IDF reported on Monday night that forces patrolling near the border fence between Israel and the northern region of the Gaza Strip came under fire from over the border, reporting no injuries were sustained in the incident.

The statement said that the IDF returned fire towards two positions known to be operated by the terror organization Hamas, which controls the territory.

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This is the second such incident in recent days. On Saturday night, Palestinians opened fire at an IDF force also on a routine patrol near the security fence between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip.

There were no casualties from the attack, and the soldiers likewise returned fire on a known Hamas position.

Furthermore, on Sunday, the IDF targeted artillery launchers in Syria in response to earlier Syrian mortar fire.

The Syrian mortar shell had exploded a few hours earlier near al-Foran in the central Golan Heights. No injuries or damage was reported in the incident.

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