Shots fired from Gaza, Israel retaliates with tank shell

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Shots were fired from Gaza at an Israeli military jeep on patrol near the security fence on the border with the coastal strip.

An Israeli tank retaliated, firing a shell into Gaza in Thursday afternoon’s incident, the Israel Defense Forces said. It is the first time that Israel has fired artillery into Gaza since the end of its 50-day operation there over the summer, Haaretz reported.

The unarmored patrol jeep that the soldiers were riding in was damaged in the attack. No soldiers were injured, however.

A Palestinian who approached the security fence was shot and killed by IDF troops earlier in the week, according to Palestinian reports.