No Israelis had been reported injured within the explosion, which the military’s radio station mentioned perceived to have focused a mechanical digger.
The military mentioned the bomb used to be planted beneath duvet of mass protests alongside the Gaza-Israel border since March 30.
“Right through regimen process in northern Gaza, an explosive software that used to be positioned beneath the guise of the riots used to be detonated in opposition to an (military) engineering automobile at the western facet of the safety fence,” an army remark mentioned.
“In reaction, the Israel Defence Forces struck a variety of Hamas army goals,” it added.
The remark didn’t give the site of the goals or the kind of army hearth used. Israel has used each tank hearth and air moves in opposition to Hamas goals up to now.
It used to be additionally no longer transparent what the engineering unit used to be running on, even though Israel mechanically carries out repairs paintings at the border fence.
The mass rallies, beneath the identify “the Nice March of Go back,” name for Palestinian refugees to be allowed again to their former properties now within Israel.
They’ve resulted in clashes wherein Israeli forces have killed 31 Palestinians. No Israelis had been harm.