Palestinian Infiltrators Killed in Border Fight



By: DAN VERBIN  
Published: May 21st 2010
in News » Israel

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Two Palestinian gunmen were shot dead by Israeli Defense Forces on Friday, after they had infiltrated Israel from the Gaza strip.

 

According to Army Radio, the two were killed in Israel, close to the Gaza border fence. Haaretz reported that they had entered Israel "apparently with the intention of carrying out terror attacks."

 

The incident followed overnight aerial raids conducted by Israel over the Gaza strip, with no reported casualties.

 

The three raids, according to Israeli officials, were conducted over the northern part of a residential Palestinian area, and two in the south of the same region, targeting tunnels suspected to be infiltration points for potential terror attacks against Israel.

 

The raids were in response to a previous Qassam missile attack by Palestinian militants in this area.

 

The rocket was fired into Israel ten days prior, causing no damage. Reportedly, it exploded in an open area in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.

 

According to an IDF spokesperson, "The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens and soldiers and will continue to act severely and determinately against any group which attempts to terrorize the State of Israel."

 

The Israeli army says that close to 350 rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza since January, 2009, when Israel ended its offensive on the region.

 

In 2008, more than 3,000 rockets and shells were fired at Israel from Gaza, according to Reuters.




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