Barak: Foiled attack proves alertness of IDF along Gaza border

By JPOST.COM STAFF,
June 8, 2009 16:55

 
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Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday afternoon praised the IDF's "effectiveness" in foiling a Gaza border attack earlier that morning, and said it was quite possible that one of the aims of the assault was to kidnap an IDF soldier. "The results speak for themselves, and prove the preparedness and the alertness of our forces along the Gaza border," said Barak at a Labor faction meeting. "I hope that all future operations end with the same type of result." Around 10 Palestinian gunmen armed with "huge amounts of explosives" launched the assault at the Karni Crossing, in which booby-trapped horses were used, a security source told the Jerusalem Post. At least four terrorists were killed in an ensuing exchange of fire with the IDF. No Israeli soldiers were wounded in the incident.

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