IDF Retaliates After Gaza Terrorists Open Fire on Israeli Troops

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The Times of Israel reports: The Israeli military on Tuesday evening said it fired tank shells at a Hamas post in the southern Gaza Strip, after gunmen opened fire at Israeli troops operating near the border.

There were no Israeli casualties in the incident. A military spokeswoman noted that the incident occurred in an area which has seen recurrent violence during recent weeks’ protests near the border.

The Israeli military regularly strikes Hamas positions in response to attacks emanating from Gaza, saying it holds the terror group that controls the Strip responsible for any violence. Tensions have been high over recent weeks with thousands of Palestinians clashing with Israeli troops on the border for three consecutive Fridays.

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