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A member of an IDF scouting unit was moderately wounded by Palestinian fire on Friday evening near the Gaza border following a day rife with altercations between the military and Palestinian terrorists.
Two bullets penetrated the scout's shoulders during a military operation in the area. He was evacuated to Beersheba's Soroka Medical Center.
Earlier on Friday, two Palestinian terrorists were killed by IDF troops when they attempted
to cross the into Israel
from the Gaza Strip.
The Islamic Jihad terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the intended attack, which the IDF Spokesperson said had been meant to target a
nearby Israeli community.
The IDF sustained no
casualties in the clash, which occurred near
Kibbutz Nirim on the border with Gaza.
successfully crossed the border fence and hid in a ditch 20 meters into
Israeli territory, where they were identified and intercepted by the
IDF. The exchanges of fire included mortar fire by both sides.
Several neighboring communities were immediately placed
alert due to the risk of additional infiltrations. Roads were closed and
helicopters arrived to assist in searches.
two incidents followed Thursday's Israeli Air Force strike on three border
in Gaza in response to a Kassam missile which was launched at
Israel that day.