IDF: We have full control of Gaza border

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Illustrative: A picture taken from Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip shows Israeli soldiers inspecting the area around their observation post next to the border fence with the coastal enclave on August 1, 2019, following a firefight with a Palestinian gunman. (Said Khatib/AFP)
Illustrative: A picture taken from Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip shows Israeli soldiers inspecting the area around their observation post next to the border fence with the coastal enclave on August 1, 2019, following a firefight with a Palestinian gunman. (Said Khatib/AFP)

The Israel Defense Forces’ top spokesman, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, says the military has regained control of the Gaza border, after Hamas terrorists blew up sections of the border fence during its attack on Saturday morning.

“In the last day, not a single terrorist entered via the fence,” he says in a call with reporters.

Combat Engineering troops are working to mine the areas near the holes in the fence, Hagari says.

The IDF estimates that there is a small number of terrorists still hiding in Israeli territory.

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