Wounded gunman 311.
(photo credit: Associated Press)
After weeks of relative quiet, clashes erupted along the border with the Gaza
Strip on Wednesday as IDF troops opened fire at a terrorist cell approaching the
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Two Palestinians were killed and several others were
wounded by Israeli gunfire near Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. The dead
men were reportedly known Islamic Jihad operatives.
The cell, consisting
of several men, was seen approaching the border. IDF commanders
nearby tank to open fire, fearing that the cell planned to launch an
missile at soldiers who were patrolling the border.
Since Operation Cast
Lead 19 months ago, the IDF has noted a sharp drop in the number of
attacks from the Gaza Strip, and particularly in the number of rockets
IDF sources have warned, however, that while Hamas
and Islamic Jihad have cut back their rocket attacks, they are still
large-scale attacks along the border.