The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said that one Palestinian was injured after being shot in the legs by soldiers and was subsequently taken to the Shifa Medical Complex in the Gaza Strip, where medical staff are treating the person.The events come as violence emanating from the Hamas-run enclave has increased in recent days. Overnight on Wednesday, the IDF struck several targets in the Gaza Strip following the launch of two rockets toward communities in southern Israel.The army said that a number of military targets in a Hamas naval facility in the northern Strip were hit in the Israeli strikes.Six rockets have been fired from the coastal enclave this past week. One was fired towards southern Israel on Friday night followed by three overnight Saturday. Three of the projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system and one struck the patio of a residential home in the city of Sderot.This is not the first infiltration attempt seen this week. On Saturday night, shortly after rockets were fired from Gaza, three armed Palestinians were killed by IDF troops while they were attempting to cross into southern Israel from Beit Hanoun. Anna Ahronheim contributed to this report.
אמש (ה'), סוכל פיגוע חדירה בצפון רצועת עזה, במהלכו מחבל השליך רימונים לעבר לוחמי צה"ל. המחבל זוהה על-ידי תצפיתניות ולוחמי צה"ל הוקפצו לנקודה. הלוחמים הסתערו לעבר המחבל מעבר לגדר, ופגעו בו pic.twitter.com/NIkYmrLD3f— צבא ההגנה לישראל (@idfonline) August 23, 2019