Gaza's ruling Hamas terror group says it is not giving up on its terrorist tunnel activity.
The IED explosion in the northern Gaza Strip was heard Saturday afternoon.
The shelling coincided with heavy gunfire from Israeli military towers. Israeli artillery also fired at least nine shells at an unknown target near a memorial site for terrorists.
The PEU suggested that the success of the reconciliation government is closely linked to a fair solution to the plight of Gazan employees.
The driver and truck were stopped after arousing suspicion; a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed the IDF uniforms and accessories.
Palestinian Authority spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh condemned the attack and held Hamas, the de facto power in Gaza, responsible.
The IDF has neutralized several tunnels running from Gaza into Israel in recent months and is close to eliminating the tunnel threat.
“This is electricity intended for hospitals and schools, but Hamas is not interested in the population and even oppresses it.”
The explosive was planted close to the fence and baited with a Palestinian Authority flag during riots two weeks ago, the IDF said.
“The suspicious ship left the fishing zone off the northern Gaza Strip with three suspects in it," the IDF said.
“Hamas ensures a violent adulthood when it promotes this content on TV.”
Hamas didn't tell the workers, who went unpaid for five months,that the Qatari grant didn’t have anything to do with employees’ salaries.
"By the end of 2018, we will destroy all the offensive tunnels in Hamas' possession."
The purpose of the race was to intensify public discourse on the government's obligation to bring Hadar and Oron back.
Hamas sources claimed that the attacking IAF warplanes were met by anti-aircraft missiles.
The rocket alerts that began at 2:30 AM, may have been set off by the Gazans shooting at the IAF aircraft.
The rocket alert sounded at least 8 times in the space of a half-hour...
Sources claimed Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad weren't behind the roadside bombing on the Gaza border -- it was the Popular Resistance Committees terror group.
An IDF tank fired a shell at four Gaza terrorists who approached the border security fence near Rafah, in southern Gaza. Two of the terrorists died.
Six terrorist targets in Gaza were attacked by the IDF in the first round on Saturday evening.
No physical injuries were reported but military sappers were required at the scene.
“There is a problem here of an inability to understand history and a lack of sensitivity to the tragedy of our people,” Netanyahu said.
The bodies of fallen Israeli soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul have been held by Hamas in Gaza since the war of the summer of 2014.
"These accusations . . . will ultimately pave the way for targeting the Palestinian legitimate right of resisting an occupying force as stipulated by the international law.”
Most of the terrorists in question had been released in the Shalit deal and were involved in attacks that claimed Israeli lives.