Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit
IDF soldier's helmet after being hit by sniper's bullet at the Gaza border during Hamas-led riots, January 2019.

An IDF officer was shot Tuesday by Gaza terrorists near the security fence along Israel’s southern border. The officer was taken by ambulance to a hospital for medical treatment. He was reported to be “fully conscious,” according to medics at the scene.


A preliminary investigation has revealed that while Gaza rioters were hurling rocks at IDF soldiers at the border, a member of the Palestinian Authority’s leading Fatah faction opened fire at IDF soldiers. One of the troops was lightly injured and was evacuated to hospital, according to the IDF Spokesperson.

According to a military source, the bullet hit the soldier’s helmet, ricocheted off and then hit him in the shoulder.

“In addition, five suspects approached the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. Two of the suspects crossed into Israel and then returned immediately to the Gaza Strip,” the IDF Spokesperson said.

An IDF tank attacked a Hamas field monitoring post in northern Gaza in response to the attack.