IAF Retaliates for Mortar Fire From Gaza


The Israeli Air Force struck targets near Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip Tuesday evening after mortar shell fire from Gaza hit southern Israel, according to media reports.

A mortar shell landed in the Eshkol Regional Council area on Tuesday morning. No injuries or damage were reported in the attack.

IDF soldiers had reportedly been operating in the area where the mortar shell landed near the Gaza border fence.

In another terrorism-related incident, a Palestinian vehicle broke through a security checkpoint north of Yerushalayim on Tuesday.

Border Police said the driver tried to run down guards at the checkpoint, succeeded in hitting two of them, but caused only minor injuries.

A security guard at the al-Zaim checkpoint fired four bullets at the Mitsubishi after it failed to heed instructions to stop.

The gunfire failed to stop the vehicle, which continued on its way toward the capital.

As of Tuesday night, security forces were searching the area for the vehicle.