IDF Returns Palestinian Fire on Gaza Border

YERUSHALAYIM -

Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians in the Gaza border area on Thursday in two separate incidents, The Jerusalem Post reported.

In the first incident, a group of 140 Palestinians entered a closed military zone on the border near the Erez Crossing, and did not heed IDF calls to leave the area. Soldiers then opened fired at the legs of the suspects.  Palestinian medical sources claimed two people were injured by the shots.

A few hours later in the same vicinity, shots were fired at an IDF force from within the Gaza territory, and the IDF returned fire. No no one was injured in the exchange.

Last week, Israel Air Force jets struck five terror targets in the Hamas-run enclave after four rockets were launched at southern Israel, activating the Code Red alert in Sderot and surrounding communities.

Israeli media reported that the projectiles had failed to reach their targets, landing in open territory near the border with Gaza.

No injuries or damage were reported on the Israeli side.