IDF gaza border 298.88.
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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
"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.