Soldiers come under mortar fire from Gaza
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Soldiers come under mortar fire from Gaza

Two shells fired at troops patrolling near border; no injuries

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

An IDF Merkava tank patrolling along the border with the Gaza Strip. (photo credit: Ilan Ben Zion/Times of Israel staff/File)
An IDF Merkava tank patrolling along the border with the Gaza Strip. (photo credit: Ilan Ben Zion/Times of Israel staff/File)

Palestinians fired two mortar shells at IDF soldiers who were patrolling along the border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning.

There were no reports of injuries to the soldiers or damage caused in the attack.

The IDF troops were in an area opposite the central Gaza Strip, near Khan Younis.

Hamas on Wednesday marked a year since Operation Pillar of Defense, a week-long war waged by Israel to curb rocket fire from the Palestinian-ruled coastal territory.

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