"Some time ago, militants fired two mortar shells at IDF soldiers who were operating in the area of the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip," the press release said.
Mortar shells were launched at IDF troops who were engaged in operational activity near the fence in the southern Gaza Strip. No injuries to IDF soldiers were reported— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 19, 2018
Earlier, Israel's airstrikes on the southern part of Gaza Strip has killed one Palestinian, while three others were injured, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Kidra said.
"Israeli drone launched a missile at a group of Palestinians in the city of Rafah … One of them has died, while three others were injured and had been delivered to the local hospital," Kidra said.
Hostilities between the Israelis and the Palestinians near the Gaza border increased since late March, which marked the beginning of the Palestinian protest campaign against Israel — the Great March of Return.