The infiltrators fled back to the Gaza Strip after setting fire to construction equipment on the Israeli side, the IDF said.

Palestinians near the Israel-Gaza fence

Palestinians near the Israel-Gaza fence Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Palestinians from Gaza breached the border fence on Sunday and entered briefly into Israeli territory, the IDF said. They set fire to construction equipment, causing little damage, before fleeing back to Gaza.

The incident near Khan Yunis comes a day after IDF forces fired at a group of Palestinians who had crossed the fence. No casualties were reported and the IDF said the infiltrators had returned to the Gaza Strip.

Two weeks ago, a group of Palestinians filmed itself crossing over to the Israeli side of the fence, setting fire to an empty IDF sniper post and returning to Gaza unhindered.