Following the firing of mortar bombs last night in which directly hit a populated house in the Kfar Darom settlement in the Southern Gaza Strip, the IDF seized last night a Palestinian building located north of the settlement because of an immediate security need to protect residents of the settlement.

The IDF Spokesperson emphasizes that this is a pinpointed defensive operation, who goal is the prevention of mortar bombing against the Kfar Darom settlement, and the protection of Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers in the area.