An Israeli armored vehicle was hit by small arms fire while operating near the Gaza border fence early Thursday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces said.
There were no injuries in the incident, which occurred around 1 p.m., but the vehicle suffered damage.
The army said the fire came from a Palestinian sniper and was directed against “security personnel operating adjacent to the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip.”
The vehicle was on patrol, according to Israel Radio.
On Wednesday evening an IDF soldier was lightly wounded near the Israel-Egypt border after the army jeep he was seated in was struck by gunfire.
The jeep was fired upon by unknown gunmen situated across the border dividing Israel and Egypt, as Israeli troops were thwarting a smuggling attempt. Bullets struck and shattered the windshield and the soldier was cut by shards of glass. It was not clear from the initial reports who was responsible for the gunfire.
During March, violence flared up across the Gaza border as Palestinian terror groups launched dozens of rocket attacks on towns in southern Israel. The IDF responded with artillery and airstrikes on several weapons storage sites, also attacking terrorists as they prepared to fire missiles, before the sides reportedly came to a ceasefire agreement.