IDF uncovers explosive device planted adjacent to Gaza-Israel security fence

The Israeli military uncovered an explosive device that was planted by Palestinians adjacent to the country’s southern security fence with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. The IDF spokespersons unit released a statement following the incident saying, “IDF troops disposed the explosive device and thwarted the attempted attack against IDF soldiers.” Thankfully, no injuries or damage were reported. In its statement, the IDF stressed that “The placement of the explosive device, by the terrorist squad, serves as additional proof that Hamas seeks to preserve the friction near the security fence and to harm IDF soldiers, while deliberately using Gazan civilians as human shields and as a cover for violent attacks.” That said, the IDF asserted that it “is ready for a wide range of scenarios and will operate with determination against ongoing terror attempts against IDF soldiers and security infrastructure.”