A gun battle took place between Israel Defense Force soldiers took place early Thursday when Israeli soldiers defended a work crew near Kibbutz Nirim which came under fire from terrorists across the border fence in Gaza.
Tanks and army helicopters were scrambled to the site.
One tank was damaged when it was hit by a mortar. The IDF is still determining the extent of the damage.
No injuries were reported in Israel.
On Tuesday three soldiers were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded during their patrol of the area.
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.
If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.