The IDF deployed additional Iron Dome missile defense batteries near Beer Sheva in southern Israel, in preparation for a possible escalation and rocket fire towards Israel.
Highways and areas near the Gaza border were closed off over concerns of additional Hamas sniper attack.
Muslim terrorist attempted to sabotage the security fence today in multiple locations along the Gaza border. IDF soldiers fired towards the terrorists, who fled back into Gaza.
Israeli fighter jets bombed Hamas terror targets in Gaza Tuesday night after a shooting attack in which an IDF soldier was lightly wounded by gunfire from Muslim terrorists during violent riots along the security border fence in southern Gaza.
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the IDF Shizafon base and observed IDF ground forces officer cadets in a combat exercise.
“I am impressed by what I have seen here. I see fighting spirit. Maybe there is someone in Gaza who thinks he can stick his head up; I suggest that they understand that the response will be lethal and very painful. We are ready for any scenario and escalation. We rely on you. The State of Israel relies on you and I rely on you,” Netanyahu said.