Shots fired from Gaza at IDF patrol, tanks return fire

No injuries reported, vehicle sustains damage.

November 27, 2014 15:42
Gaza border

Army patrol windshield damaged near Gaza border. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN'S OFFICE)

An unidentified gunman in the Gaza Strip fired at and struck an IDF jeep as it carried out a routine border patrol in the area of Kibbutz Be’eri on Thursday afternoon.

Bullets damaged the military vehicle’s windows, but did not cause injury to soldiers inside, an IDF spokeswoman said.

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The IDF returned fire toward the area from where the shots came, directing tank shells at the area in Gaza. There were no reports of injuries following the return fire.

The attack represents the first incident of small-arms fire from Gaza since a ceasefire went into effect ending the conflict between Israel and Hamas in late August.

Army sources said Thursday evening they did not yet know which organization was behind the shooting.

Earlier this week, an IDF officer told The Jerusalem Post Hamas was still assessing the damage it sustained during the summer conflict and still “attempting to rehabilitate its military hierarchy.”

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