Several snipers from the Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad fired at a group of Israeli soldiers who were patrolling the border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. No one was injured in the attack, according to the Israeli Defense Forces.
Israeli forces have reportedly fired back “to remove the threat”. There were no reports of injuries or deaths on the Palestinian side.
The shelling took place a few hours after Israel announced that it would, among other things, expand the fishing zone outside the Gaza Strip after a period of relative calm.
Iran-backed Islamic Jihad is the second largest terrorist group in Gaza after Hamas. In November, they fired over 500 rockets at Israel in just over 48 hours. The attacks came after the Israeli defense killed Baha Abu al-Ata, one of the group’s leaders who was behind many attacks on Israel.