Israel Responds to Explosive Device Planted on the Border

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IDF destroys an explosive device near their border

Earlier today, the Israeli Air Force carried out additional airstrikes in the Gaza Strip after discovering an explosive device near the security fence.  That followed the infiltration of four Palestinians who damaged the fence as part of the violent protests that have been taking place since March 30.

Not only was the explosive device detonated by an IDF robot, but airstrikes were carried out on Hamas targets such as an observation post, underground infrastructure and naval installations.  Hamas controls the Gaza Strip and the IDF holds them responsible for the violent acts carried out specifically by Hamas, or by Palestinian citizens.

An IDF spokesperson stated:

“IAF fighter jets struck military targets in a Hamas compound in the southern Gaza Strip. The strike was conducted in response to the incident that took place earlier today, in which suspects infiltrated Israel & attempted to damage security infrastructure. Additionally, the strike was carried out in response to the continued attempts to sabotage security infrastructure during Hamas-led riots.”

“The IDF views these ongoing attempts with great severity, specifically Hamas’ daily attempts to damage security infrastructure & threats to the safety of Israelis. The IDF is determined to fulfill its mission to protect and ensure the safety of Israeli civilians.  The Hamas terror organization is responsible for all threats originating from the Gaza Strip, & will bear the consequences of its actions against Israeli civilians & Israeli sovereignty.”

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