Palestinian militants fire at least 11 mortar shells at Israeli targets
No one injured; some shells aimed at Kerem Shalom due to Hamas objection to Israel making it main border crossing.
Palestinian militants fired at least 11 mortar shells toward Israel on Tuesday from the Gaza Strip.
No one was injured, but two structures near the Kerem Shalom border crossing sustained damage.
Several of the shells were aimed at the border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip, apparently due to Hamas objection to Israel's intention to make it the main border crossing into Gaza. The militant group, currently controlling the coastal strip after a violent takeover last month, opposes the move to make Kerem Shalom a main entrance point because it would reportedly give Israel full control over entry and exit from the strip.
An anti-tank missile was also fired at Israel Defense Forces troops on the Gaza border Tuesday. No one was injured.
An undercover elite IDF unit arrested the head of the Fatah armed wing in Nablus overnight. The man, Nidal Fukha, had been involved in shooting attacks in the area, as well as attempts to send suicide bombers into Israel.