Israeli, 3 Terrorists Killed in Gunfight Along Egyptian Border (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 06/18/12)
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One Israeli was killed on Monday morning in a gunfight between
terrorists and IDF troops near Israelís border with Egypt.
Reports indicate that a group of terrorists opened fire and may have
also thrown explosives at Defense Ministry contract workers who were
working along the border fence with Egypt, near Nitzana. One of the
workers was wounded and died shortly thereafter of his wounds.
IDF troops who were called to the scene began exchanging gunfire with
the terrorists, killing at least three.
Channel 2 News reported that the IDF has called in reinforcements to
the area, fearing that more terrorists may be hiding nearby and
planning to carry out another attack. It is believed that the
terrorists had tried to infiltrate into Israel.
Surrounding towns have been put on alert and residents were ordered
to stay inside their homes.
On Sunday night, IAF aircraft struck a weapons manufacturing site in
southern Gaza and a center of terrorist in central Gaza.
According to a statement by the IDF Spokespersonís Unit, direct hits
were identified at the targets. All Israeli aircraft returned safely
to their bases.
The statement said that the attack came in response to high
trajectory fire into Israeli territory.
Over the Sabbath, remains of two Grad rockets were found in southern
Israel. One may have been fired from Jordan.
On Sunday afternoon, Arab terrorists fired three mortar shells at IDF
troops in the Eshkol region. The soldiers were on patrol near the
Gaza border fence.
Earlier this month, Sgt. Netanel Moshiashvili, 21, was shot and
killed while his patrol unit clashed with a terrorist who infiltrated
through the Gaza border. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/18/12)
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