The IDF destroyed a Hamas terror tunnel that reached several yards into the Mediterranean Sea, allowing it to attack Israel from the coast.
The exercise comes as tension has increased on Israel’s northern border, including airstrikes on Syrian and Iranian military targets.
The Israel Defense Forces struck a Hamas target in the southern Gaza Strip with tank fire after a bomb was placed near the border fence.
Only a limited number of American allies have been allowed to purchase the jet.
In response, an IDF tank later targeted a Hamas observation post in the southern Gaza Strip.
“Supporting lone soldiers is not making any political statement at all.”
Eight members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were reported to be among the dead in the late Tuesday night attack.
The men killed were part of a group of four men planning to enter Israel from Gaza and carry out a terror attack, the IDF said.
The kites, flown from Gaza to Israel, have burned more than 200 acres of agricultural fields.
Another Palestinian was taken into custody.