Palestinians enter Israel from Gaza and set fire to IDF outpost
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Palestinians enter Israel from Gaza and set fire to IDF outpost

Group of Gazans cut through border fence and launch arson attack against empty Israeli Defence Force building

Palestinians try to use a kite to fly a Molotov Cocktail toward IDF troops along the Gaza fence on April 13 2018. (Israel Defense Forces)
Palestinians try to use a kite to fly a Molotov Cocktail toward IDF troops along the Gaza fence on April 13 2018. (Israel Defense Forces)

A group of Gazan Palestinians cut through the border fence with Israel and set fire to an empty Israel Defence Forces outpost.

The Palestinians, 10 in all, fled back through the fence into Gaza after the Tuesday morning attack on the outpost used by snipers during the March of Return border protests.

The IDF said that it had monitored the group since it began its approach to the fence.

In response, an IDF tank later on Tuesday morning targeted a Hamas observation post in the southern Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported, according to the IDF.

In late March, three Palestinians who breached the border fence with Gaza were arrested near the Tzeelim army base in southern Israel, more than 12 miles from the border. They were carrying knives and grenades. Just days before that breach, four other Palestinians crossed from Gaza into Israel where they set fire to military equipment.

Also on Tuesday morning, Palestinians in the West Bank opened fire on cars with Israeli license plates, according to the IDF. No one was injured in the attack near Ramallah, but the tire of a car was blown out in the attack.

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