Explosion near Gaza border

Bomb explodes near Gaza border, IDF responds by targeting Hamas observation post.

Orly Harari,

IDF soldier stationed at Gaza border
IDF soldier stationed at Gaza border
Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

A bomb exploded on Saturday near the Gaza-Israel border, the IDF confirmed.

No one was hurt and no damage was caused.

In retaliation, the IDF fired three shells at a Hamas observation post, destroying it.

On Thursday morning, IDF forces neutralized an explosive device placed near the Gaza-Israel border.

The device had been placed during a protest march, and was wrapped in a Palestinian Authority flag. The protest marches, noisy and disorganized, are often used as an opportune cover for planting bombs.

Last month a hidden roadside bomb was detonated near soldiers from the Golani Brigade as they were attempting to take down a flag that was affixed to the border fence. Four soldiers were wounded by the blast, two seriously.