Anti-tank rocket may have been fired at IDF force near Gaza

IDF checking possibility that, in addition to the two bombs that exploded near soldiers this morning, an RPG was shot at them.

Kobi Finkler,

RPG in Gaza
RPG in Gaza
Flash 90

The IDF Spokesperson's Office provided additional details about the security incident that took place this morning, Thursday, along the Gaza Strip border.

The details revealed so far indicated that two powerful bombs were detonated within a minute of each other as an armored force passed this morning near Nahal Oz .

It is possible that an RPG rocket was also fired at the force. "The bombs were operated from a distance," said IDF Spokesman Ronen Manelis. In retaliation, the IDF attacked six Hamas positions from the ground and from the air.

The military notes that Hamas holds demonstrations along the fence, under the cover of which the bombs may have been concealed. The source makes it clear that the IDF will not allow these events to take place in the future.

There were no casualties in this morning’s incident, and the IDF Spokesperson's Unit stated that the forces responded by firing from a tank at Hamas positions.

The scene of the incident is very close to the point where hundreds of Palestinian Arabs demonstrate every weekend along the fence, between the Gaza neighborhood of Saja'iya and Kibbutz Nahal Oz.




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