Jerusalem, Aug 9: Israel attacked a Hamas post in Gaza on Wednesday after gunshots from the besieged enclave hit an Israeli bulldozer near the Gaza border, the Israeli army said. Also Read - Over 12,000 People Test Positive for COVID-19 in Israel after Receiving Pfizer Vaccine
A military spokesperson said militants from Gaza fired shots at civilians engaged in the construction of another barrier along the separation fence near the northern Gaza Strip, hitting an engineering bulldozer, Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read - Israeli Rabbi Makes Bizarre Claim, Tells His Followers That COVID-19 Vaccine Will Turn People Gay
No injuries were reported, the spokesperson added. Also Read - 13 People in Israel Suffer From Facial Paralysis After Taking Coronavirus Vaccine Shots | Details Here
Palestinian media reported that Israel fired smoke shells, apparently intended to create a smoke screen, to evacuate the workers.
The incident came hours after Israel raised the level of alert along the fence separating between Israel and Gaza after Hamas vowed to revenge Israel’s killing of its two operatives a day before.
The Israeli military warned on Wednesday that it “will not tolerate any aggression against Israeli civilians or Israel Defense Forces soldiers, and is prepared for a wide variety of scenarios.”
The Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Gaza over a cease-fire began last week but have yet to reach any agreements.