04:00 GMT19 January 2021
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    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - An Israeli tank accidentally shelled the Gaza Strip during military exercises, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement.

    "During military drills, a tank unintentionally shelled the territory of the Gaza Strip," the IDF said.

    "The incident is being investigated," it said.

    The tweet above reads: "As part of an operation to increase operational employment, a tank accidentally fired at Gaza Strip territory. The incident is being investigated"

    According to the Jewish Press report, the shell hit an abandoned building. No casualties were reported.

    A photo of the structure allegedly damaged by the IDF tank's accidental hit emerged on Twitter. 

    "Social networks in Gaza advertise that this is the abandoned structure that was damaged by the tank shell that was accidentally shot by a chariot tank, as reported by the IDF", according to the tweet.

    Gaza is a Palestinian territory located on the coast and governed by Hamas, a militant group that Israel considers a terror organization, while regularly reporting that its territory is targeted by rocket attacks from Gaza soil.

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