IDF soldiers on guard duty tonight (9th of July) in the posts adjacent to the village of Kfar Darom in the Gaza Strip reported that they were fired at from within a vehicle travelling from south to north on the near-by main road. The soldiers returned fire toward the vehicle.
Our forces suffered no casualties.
An additional vehicle, which traveled on the road in the north-south direction, was caught in the crossfire and a number of Palestinians were allegedly hurt.
IDF forces will continue searching the area with the coming of dawn, and investigating the causes of the events.IDF commanders and the Palestinian Police will hold a joint investigation in the area.
The IDF expresses its deep regret if indeed bystanders were injured. It must be remembered that when terrorist activity occurs in an area in which civilians travel innocent people may be hurt.