IDF confirms Hamas fire was not aimed at Israel

August 8, 2018 by Yona Schnitzer - TPS
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The IDF confirmed that the gunfire from the Hamas post on Tuesday, which lead to the IDF destroying the post and killing the two Hamas snipers inside, was not directed at Israeli forces, but was part of a training exercise by Hamas’ commando unit.

Photo by TPS on 17 February, 2018

The IDF was unaware of the exercise, and upon identifying gunfire emanating from a Hamas post, responded with tank fire, destroying the post and killing the two Hamas snipers inside.

Hamas has confirmed that two of its operatives were killed when an IDF tank shelled  one of the terrorist organisations’ lookout posts in the northern Gaza Strip after an IDF border patrol came under fire.

“Israel is responsible for this current escalation,” Hamas said in a statement released on Tuesday, adding that it “very harshly views Israel’s attack” and  “will not accept a situation in which Israel attacks outposts and fighters without paying a price.”

On Monday, Hamas held a special meeting between representatives of its military and political wings, in order to discuss the terror organisation’s preparedness for a possible full scale conflict with Israel.

The meeting was held following a five hour long session by Israel’s Security Cabinet on Sunday evening, following which a statement was issued that “the IDF is prepared for any scenario in Gaza.”

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One Response to “IDF confirms Hamas fire was not aimed at Israel”
  1. Eleonora Mostert says:

    Who wrote this Post?? You contradicted yourself. Saying IDF confirmed gunfire was not directed at Israel, but then state… Hamas has confirmed that two of its operatives were killed when an IDF Tank shelled one of the terrorist organizations lookout post in the northern Gaza Strip AFTER AN IDF BORDER PATROL CAME UNDER FIRE!!! So Fair go to Israel, why the Hell are these idiot Palestinian Muslims firing guns into Israel to start off with. or towards IDF Patrol. Get real… Standing Ovation for Tank please.

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