Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip detonated a bomb against Israeli soldiers on Thursday, sparking a furious Israeli response.
The bomb was detonated along the Gaza security fence as an IDF patrol approached. No Israelis were injured in the explosion.
Moments later, Israeli tanks opened fire on several Hamas installations. Palestinian media reported that Israeli aircraft also bombed Hamas bases in northern Gaza.
Israeli officials said that while it is still unclear who planted the explosives, the IDF holds Hamas responsible as the ruling power in Gaza.