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19 Feb 2020 | 02:13 PM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: PIJ militants in Gaza target IDF troops February 19

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) militants in Gaza fire on Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops in southern Israel February 19; additional cross-border fire possible over the coming days

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Event

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) militants in Khan Yunis opened fire on Israeli troops along the southern border of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, February 19. According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the soldiers responded with artillery fire; no casualties were immediately reported on either side.

Further cross-border fire is possible along the Israeli-Gazan border over the coming hours and days.  

Advice

Individuals in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

Some Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and areas near the Israeli-Lebanese, Israeli-Syrian, and Israeli-Egyptian borders.