Troops working to seal, demine breaches in Gaza border fence

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

The Israel Defense Forces says Combat Engineering Corps troops have been working to seal up the many breaches in the Gaza border fence, caused by Hamas’s Saturday morning murderous infiltration into southern Israel.

In a statement, the IDF says four combat engineering companies, using more than 30 armored heavy engineering vehicles, are fixing and sealing up the border barrier.

The troops are being supported by tanks and aircraft, which have been striking Palestinian terrorists attempting to reach the border area, the IDF says.

The Combat Engineering forces are also working to disarm and safely remove explosive devices planted by Hamas terrorists in the area.

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