Palestinian Islamists fired a mortar-shell from the Gaza Strip

Palestinian Islamists fire mortar-shell toward Israel

Palestinian Islamists fired a mortar-shell from the Gaza Strip toward Israel‘s southern communities last night, prompting rocket-alert-sirens to sound across the Eshkol Regional council. The mortar exploded in an uninhabited area, causing no injuries or damage. In response to the Palestinian attack, an IDF tank opened fire toward an observation post belonging to the Islamist Hamas, located in the southern part of the enclave. While the Islamist Hamas did not immediately respond to TV7’s request for comment, an IDF spokesperson reiterated to TV7 that Israel views Hamas as solely responsible for all acts of terror that emanate from the Gaza Strip, and will use all tools at its disposal to protect the civilians and sovereignty of the Jewish state.