IDF shoots three terrorists near Gaza border

Palestinians say all three dead, Democratic Front claims casualties; IDF shot at men attempting to plant explosives near border fence.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 17, 2011 09:46
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IDF shot three Palestinians near the Gaza border on Thursday. Palestinian sources said all three were killed.

The IDF Spokesperson confirmed that soldiers shot at three Palestinians that neared the fence at the northern Gaza border, in order to plant explosives.

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Residents of northern Gaza said they heard gunfire and helicopters over the course of the night, Reuters reported.

A spokesman for the armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine — a small group that only rarely carries out attacks — sent a text message to reporters identifying one of the men as a member of the group and said he had been killed "during a mission carried out by our military wing."

Last week, eight Palestinians were injured when the IAF attacked three terrorist activity centers in Gaza, after Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for firing four projectiles at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip.

The IDF Spokesperson said specific targets were hit and the air force planes returned safely to their base.

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