Israeli tanks fire into Gaza in response to alleged cross-border gunfire

Israeli tanks fire into Gaza in response to alleged cross-border gunfire
Israeli tanks have fired into the Gaza Strip in response to shots fired from there at Israeli troops, the IDF said, adding that none of its soldiers were injured in the 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.

The IDF launched three tank shells at the post, which is located east of Bureij, according to Palestinian sources, cited by Ynet.

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.

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