Following numerous grenade and Molotov Cocktail throwing, and Palestinian firing towards IDF soldiers on the Israeli-Egyptian border today, and during the recent period, IDF forces have performed engineering maneuvers on the outskirts of the city of Rafah, and destroyed several abandoned structures where shots were fired from.

During the maneuvers, heavy firing was maintained against IDF forces in the region. There were no injuries. IDF forces returned fire to the sources of fire.

The IDF Spokesperson emphasizes that for a long period of time violent activity occurred against IDF soldiers in the area, during night and day as one.Although the IDF held back from damaging structures in the area, it is the strength of the Palestinian violence and the jeopardy to our soldiers that has brought the IDF to this response.The IDF will operate to prevent any harm to its soldiers.