Palestinian gunmen fired at an IDF force on the Gaza border Friday night, near the Kissufim border crossing in the central Gaza Strip.
The military said no soldiers were injured in the incident and no damage was caused.
Soldier returned fire to the source of the shooting, but did not identify the assailants, the army said.
The past week has been relatively quiet on the southern front. Last Thursday a mortar shell was fired out of the Gaza Strip at an IDF patrol operating near the border fence. The army said the soldiers were conducting routine activities adjacent to the southern Gaza area.
Last Wednesday three rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel, all of which landed in open ground without causing damage. One of the rockets landed close to the Erez crossing point between Israel and Gaza.
The rocket fire came after the IDF planes attacked terror operatives in Gaza earlier in the day. Reports said between three and seven people were injured in the attack, which targeted two people on a motorcycle in Beit Lahiya, in the northern strip.