2 terrorists killed on Gaza border

Infiltrators shot dead in exchange of fire with IDF soldiers.

June 1, 2010 09:49
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2 terrorists killed on Gaza border

IDF gaza border 298.88. (photo credit: AP)

Two would-be Palestinian terrorists were killed on the Gaza border on Tuesday morning as the IDF foiled an infiltration attempt. No casualties were reported among the troops.

Earlier Tuesday, soldiers spotted the two suspects attempting to cross the border fence, successfully chased them down and fatally shot them.

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"Two Palestinian terrorists were identified infiltrating into Israel from the southern Gaza Strip earlier this morning. The soldiers on the scene exchanged fire with the terrorists, killing them both," the IDF Spokesperson said of the event in a statement released later in the day.

"The IDF remains committed to protecting the citizens of Israel and will continue to act against terrorism. The IDF holds Hamas solely responsible for terror emanating from the Gaza Strip," said the statement.

As a result of the incident, four settlements near the border fence were closed, as well as Route 232. Residents of the settlements were asked to stay in their homes, and children were held back from school.

The infiltration followed Monday's IDF raid of the "Free Gaza" flotilla which was carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, killing nine passengers and wounding dozens.

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