Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)
IDF force opened fire on a Palestinian terror cell that was planting two
explosive devices along the Gaza Strip-Israel border fence Monday
the weekend, a foreign worker from Thailand suffered slight injuries
from a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip that landed in the Hof Ashkelon
Regional Council area.
The IDF Spokesman's Office said fire was opened after
the cell was identified planting the bombs, adding that an "accurate
strike" was confirmed by the army. The army directed tank fire at the
terror cell. Three Palestinians were injured in the IDF response, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported, citing medical sources in Gaza.
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"Terrorist elements exploit their presence near the
border fence to plant explosives, and plan attacks and kidnappings on
IDF soldiers. This presence poses a threat to Israeli citizens and to
security forces that operate in the area," the spokesman added.
The rocket was one of two fired into Israel overnight Saturday, with
another rocket falling in the area south of Ashkelon an hour previous to
the rocket that caused the injury. The first rocket did not cause any
injuries or damage.
Earlier Saturday, the Israel Air Force (IAF) struck a terrorist cell
that was making final preparations for firing a rocket into Israel, an
IDF spokeswoman said on Saturday night.
The terror cell was hit by a missile fired by an aircraft. The strike
occurred in Ak-Karara, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.
JPost.com staff contributed to this report.
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