On July 19, the Israeli military announced that a projectile was launched from the Gaza Strip at Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israeli. The Israeli military didn’t clarify if the projectile hit Eshkol or if it was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system.
In response to the shelling, a tank of the Israeli military destroyed an observation post of the Hamas Movement in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian news agency Shehab reported that one fighter of Hamas was killed and two others were injured as a result of the attack on the post.
A projectile was launched at Israel from Gaza, causing sirens to sound in the Eshkol Regional Council. In response, an IDF tank targeted an observation post belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the southern Gaza Strip
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 19, 2018
In an official statement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, confirmed that one of its fighters, named “Abd al-Karim Ismail Rudwan,” was killed in the Israeli attack and vowed to avenge him soon.
The tension between the Israeli military and the Hamas Movement may escalate in the upcoming hours, as the millitary wing of the Palestinian group appears to be determined to strike back. A limited military confrontation between the two sides, similar to the one we saw last week, will likely happen.