by Israel Hayom Staff
Palestinians infiltrate security fence, sets fire to empty IDF post in defunct Kissufim crossing and flees back into Gaza
An Israeli tank shelled a Hamas observation post in southern Gaza Strip Tuesday after a group of Palestinians breached the security fence and set fire to an empty IDF position. No injuries were reported.
The IDF said that the group, which was able to get to the posts near the defunct Kissufim crossing, was under surveillance from the moment it approached the border. They set fire to an abandoned post and fled back into the coastal enclave.
Meanwhile, Palestinians fired at cars traveling near the settlement of Dolev, 12 miles northwest of Jerusalem. No injuries were reported but some damage was caused to one of the vehicles.
Security forces cordoned off the area and were searching for suspects.
Since Hamas, the terrorist group that rules Gaza, launched its "March of Return" campaign on March 30, there has been a steady increase in attempts to breach the Israel-Gaza Strip border.
The IDF said many of these attempts see Palestinian try to place explosives on or near the security fence or harm Israeli troops in other ways.
Also on Tuesday, the IDF revealed that a Gazan drone breached Israeli airspace and crashed in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council. The military did not say when the incident took place, noting only that the drone was picked up by the military for inspection.
Israel Hayom Staff
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