Two soldiers wounded in shooting incident near Gaza

IDF officer and female soldier wounded in shooting along Gaza border. IDF attacks Hamas military post.

Elad Benari, Canada , | updated: 20:17

IDF tanks stationed near Israeli Gaza border
IDF tanks stationed near Israeli Gaza border
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An IDF officer and a female soldier were wounded on Friday evening after shots were fired at Israeli soldiers along the Gaza border in southern Israel.

According to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, the officer is listed in moderate condition. The soldier suffered very light injuries. Both were evacuated to hospital for treatment.

In response to the shooting, IDF aircraft attacked a military post belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza.

The Hamas-run “health ministry” in Gaza said that two people were killed in the air strike.

Meanwhile, the weekly “March of the Return” border riots continued on Friday. More than 6,000 Palestinian Arabs gathered at various locations along the fence, burning tires and throwing rocks, bottles and explosive devices at security forces.

About 20 people were injured during the clashes.

Earlier on Friday afternoon, IDF soldiers arrested a suspect who crossed the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip carrying a knife.

The suspect was taken for further questioning.

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