Explosion near Gaza border

IDF says explosive device was placed at site during violent riots.

Uzi Baruch,

Gaza border fence
Gaza border fence
Tomer Neuberg/Flash 90

An explosive device detonated on the Gaza-Israel border, near IDF soldiers.

The explosion occurred during a routine military operation in northern Gaza, and was aimed at harming engineering equipment belonging to the IDF.

No one was injured, and no damage was caused.

An IDF spokesperson clarified that the explosives had been placed during one of the violent riots occurring over the past several days.

Responding to the explosion, the IDF fired tank shells at several Hamas targets.

"The IDF sees Hamas as responsible for everything which occurs in Gaza and emanates fro Gaza," the spokesman said. "We will not allow a terror organization to turn the border area into an area of conflict."








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