UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also holds the post of Minister of Defense, said the Israeli armed forces would be tough in responding to any attempt to harm civilians or military personnel.
“Hamas is responsible for any aggressive actions from the territory of the Gaza Strip,” the Prime Minister said in a statement. The press service, circulating a statement by Netanyahu, said that throughout Saturday, the Prime Minister monitored the operational situation on the border with the sector, being in close cooperation with the army command.
The aggravation of the situation on the border with Gaza fell on the evening of Friday, September 6, when five rockets fired five rockets on Israeli territory. One of them caused a fire in a wasteland in the vicinity of the city of Sderot.
The IDF air force and artillery retaliated against Hamas’s military infrastructure in the northern part of the Palestinian enclave. There were no casualties, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
On Saturday afternoon, the Israeli army fired at a group of Palestinians who launched a drone from the southern Gaza Strip towards Israel. The unmanned vehicle, according to the army press service, dropped an item that damaged one of the army vehicles in the area of the separation fence. According to the military, this could be an explosive device.
“Hamas or another terrorist group apparently tried to attack Israeli soldiers with a makeshift explosive device dropped from a small unmanned aerial vehicle that was launched from Gaza,” said Israeli army spokesman Jonathan Konricus. According to him, a similar type of drones is usually used for photo and video shooting.
Later in the afternoon, Israeli soldiers detained four Palestinians trying to cross the border fence. During a search, two of them found edged weapons
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