Security forces killed two Palestinians who were trying to infiltrate Israel
over the weekend.
In the first incident on Friday morning, border
policemen shot and killed a man who was spotted trying to cross into Israel from
the Sinai Peninsula along a section of the border where a barrier has yet to be
constructed. In accordance with IDF rules of engagement, the policemen called on
the man to stop but he continued into Israel. Another man who was with him was
The men were unarmed and the IDF was investigating whether they
were trying to cross into Israel to carry out an attack or to seek
IDF medics pronounced one of the infiltrators dead and a helicopter
evacuated the second man to a nearby hospital.
In the second incident, on
Friday afternoon, a Palestinian man was shot after he approached the Gaza border
fence and opened fire on IDF troops. The army said the man was in an area
frequently used by terrorists to launch attacks into Israel.
week, a Gazan sniper fired 10 bullets at Israeli cars south of Ashkelon,
damaging a vehicle and a nearby restaurant. One of the bullets shattered the
rear window of a car, leaving broken glass on the car seat of a seven-month-old