IDF thwarts attempt to infiltrate Israel from Egypt (JERUSALEM POST) By YAAKOV KATZ AND YAAKOV LAPPIN 03/16/12)
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The IDF thwarted an attempt to infiltrate Israel from Egypt on
Thursday night. One Beduin was killed and three others were injured
in the exchange of fire.
The IDF observed a group of suspects trying to enter Israel and
ordered them to stop. When the group refused to do so, the IDF opened
fire in their direction, in line with standard procedure. Egyptian
forces also opened fire on the group of suspects, who fired back at
both the IDF and the Egyptian forces.
The IDF has been on high alert along the border amid intelligence
that Gaza-based terrorist groups are plotting an attack along the
border similar to the one in August which killed eight Israelis.
The IDF was investigating the incident but sources said that it was
likely a group of smugglers. Three of the injured were captured by
IDF troops and were evacuated by helicopter to Soroka Hospital in
Last month terrorists tried to smuggle two large bombs into Israel
from Sinai. Both attempts were thwarted by the army. (© 1995-2011,
The Jerusalem Post 03/16/12)
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