An explosive device was detonated a short time ago (Friday evening) near an IDF (Zahal) routine patrol adjacent to the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported. Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, IDF (Zahal) spokesperson to the international press said in a statement: “This terrorist action originating in the immediate rural areas bordering Israel is of grave concern. The IDF (Zahal) will continue to operate in order to exercise its freedom of operational access in order to prevent such attacks against its forces and the civilians of the State of Israel.”