Photo taken on Jan. 15, 2017 shows a section of the northern border with the Gaza Strip. Israel's army shelled a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Israeli troops came under fire near the besieged Palestinian enclave. (Xinhua/Gil Cohen Magen)
JERUSALEM, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Israel's army shelled a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Israeli troops came under fire near the besieged Palestinian enclave.
A military spokesperson said in a statement that the post, near the fence between Israel and Gaza, was destroyed.
In the morning, shots were fired from Gaza at Israel Defense Forces (IDF) personnel who were "working near the southern Gaza fence," the spokesperson said. The shooting caused no injuries but a military vehicle was hit, the spokesperson added.
"In response to the shooting attack, targeting IDF forces, IDF tank targeted a Hamas post in the southern Gaza Strip," the statement read.
Israel's last military campaign in Gaza ended in July 2014 after 51 days of war. Since then, frequent fire incidents occur on both sides of the border.