Israeli tanks fire into Gaza in response to alleged cross-border gunfire
The tanks aimed at Hamas positions, according to the Israeli Army’s statement on Twitter. The fire destroyed a Hamas military post, Ynet news reported.
In response to the shots fired at IDF forces along the southern Gaza border, IDF tanks targeted a Hamas post.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) December 19, 2016
The IDF launched three tank shells at the post, which is located east of Bureij, according to Palestinian sources, cited by Ynet.
A short while ago, shots were fired at IDF forces along the southern Gaza border. No injuries have been reported.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) December 19, 2016
It comes a day after Hamas accused Israel of killing its drone expert, Mohhamed Zawari nicknamed ‘The Engineer’, in Tunisia over the weekend.
The Qassam Brigades, Hamas's armed wing, said he had collaborated with them for 10 years, as cited by Reuters.
Tensions between the militant group and Israel are running high. About a week ago, a Gaza-based Hamas official, Fathi Hammad, told Al-Aqsa TV channel, that the militant group was ready to share its Qassam rockets with any Arab army willing to fight the Jewish state.