IDF kills Gazan terrorist along border fence (JERUSALEM POST) By JPOST.COM STAFF 12/29/10)
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Palestinians approached Gaza border in attempt to plant explosive
devices; IDF holds Hamas responsible for violence in strip.
The IDF in cooperation with the IAF opened fire upon several
Palestinians seen approaching the Gaza border fence Tuesday evening.
One person was killed.
IDF forces in the area suspected the cell of attempting to plant
explosive devices along the border. They opened fire and IDF
confirmed hitting one of the suspects.
This is the latest incident in a series of escalations along the Gaza
IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen.Gabi Ashkenazi said on Monday
that “the IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely
responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.
We hope that the security situation in the south does not
deteriorate, however the IDF is preparing for any scenario,” during a
meeting with Italian Chief of Defense Gen. Vincenzio Camporini at the
Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv.
On Sunday two Kassam rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck
southern Israel, hours after the IDF fired on several Palestinians
suspected of planting explosives along the security fence, killing
two Islamic Jihad terrorists.
A combined force of IAF helicopters and armored troops reported
direct hits on the suspects. Islamic Jihad’s military wing said in a
statement that two of its fighters had been killed in the incident
east of Khan Yunis. Israeli military sources confirmed the two
deaths. (© 1995 - 2010 The Jerusalem Post. 12/29/10)
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