Israeli tanks have fired into the Gaza Strip, allegedly in response to shots fired from there at Israeli troops, the Israeli army claimed, 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.
It comes a day after Hamas accused Israel of killing its drone expert, Mohhamed Zawari nicknamed ‘The Engineer’, in Tunisia over the weekend.
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 Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s armed wing, said he had collaborated with them for 10 years, as cited by Reuters.
Tensions between the 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.
(RT, PC, Social Media)