On March 28, battle tanks of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) shelled two observation posts belogning to the Palestinian Hamas movement in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
According to the IDF, the shelling was conducted in response to an earlier incident when two persons set fire to the elevated surface surrounding the security fence adjacent to the old Karni Crossing.
In response, IDF tanks targeted two observation posts belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the northern Gaza Strip. The IDF views with great severity any attempt to damage the security fence, as well as security infrastructure
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) 28 March 2018
There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of damage caused by the IDF shelling.
On March 24, Israeli warplanes carried out strikes on Hamas positions in the town of Rafah, located 30 km south of the city of Gaza. Then, the IDF said that the strikes were a response to an earlier incident on the contact line between Gaza and Israel.