IDF Officer, Soldier Wounded by Terrorist Fire (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 05/23/12)
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An IDF officer and shoulder on Wednesday were wounded in a live fire
incident near the Gaza security fence.
The two were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. IDF
force returned fire at the location they believed the gunman had
An IDF official told Arutz Sheva that attacks on soldiers near the
fence by Gaza´s assorted terror gangs are "routine" and typically
focus on "quantity over quality."
Placing explosives, sniping, firing mortars, and trying to move
antitank weapons into place to fire are are "regular" tactics, the
Last Thursday morning, IDF forces fired on a private car that
approached the now-defunct Karni crossing. The soldiers fired on the
vehicle after the driver ignored warning their warning shots.
Palestinian Authority affiliated media outlets quoted Hamas officials
who claimed seven Gazan "farmers" were wounded by the IDF fire.
However, IDF officials said they were unaware of any shots hitting
the occupants of the vehicle, and the story was not confirmed by
Gazan medical officials.
The fields of northern Gaza are routinely used by terrorist gangs to
fire rockets at Israel´s southern communities.
IDF fire in these cases invariably targets confirmed rocket launching
teams who pose an immediate threat.
However, terrorists frequently use the local civilian population as
cover, and fire rockets from population centers as a matter of
course. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/23/12)
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