Just a few hours after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu touted the quiet on the Gaza border, shots were fired at an IDF patrol from inside the Hamas enclave on Tuesday.
B’chasdei Shamayim, no soldiers were hurt.
During an impromptu visit to the border area where a Hamas tunnel was uncovered and destroyed recently, Netanyahu noted that the nearly two-year period since Operation Protective Edge has been the quietest in the Gaza Strip since Hamas took over in 2007.
Netanyahu was accompanied by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Eyal Zamir, and other top IDF officials. He received a briefing there on the security situation in the area.