Troops kill Gaza gunman who threw grenade at them

Four Kassams fired at Negev; Egypt discovers smuggling tunnel.

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS, AP
October 5, 2007 08:19
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Troops kill Gaza gunman who threw grenade at them

IDF gaza border 298.88. (photo credit: AP)

 
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Infantrymen from the Golani's 13th Battalion killed a gunman near the border fence in the central Gaza Strip overnight Thursday. The gunman fired at and threw a grenade at the soldiers, who then killed him. There were no casualties among the troops. Four Kassam rockets were fired from Gaza over Shabbat, but only one reached Israel, hitting an open area in the western Negev. In addition, Gazans fired an estimated 23 mortar shells; 10 hit Israel and about 13 landed in Palestinian areas. No damage was caused in any of the attacks. Meanwhile, Egyptian authorities discovered a freshly dug tunnel leading to the Gaza Strip and arrested an Egyptian man inside it, a security official said Friday. Moussa el-Mallahi told police he used the tunnel to smuggle money, explosives and weapons to the Strip, the security official said. Authorities decided not to seal the tunnel in hopes of catching more smugglers, the official added. In other violence:

  • On Saturday afternoon, an antitank missile was fired at troops carrying out construction along the security fence in northern Gaza. No one was wounded and no damage was caused.
  • Meanwhile in the West Bank, responding to intelligence information, the army stopped a suspicious car and driver near Jericho. Intelligence indicated that a Palestinian was going to attempt to smuggle a pistol into Israel to be used in a terror attack. According to the IDF, the soldiers did discover a pistol in the car, which was confiscated, and the driver, who was using a false identity card, was turned over to the police.
  • Saturday night, IDF soldiers discovered a bag of ammunition and a bomb near Deir el-Asal el-Fawqa, southwest of Hebron. They confiscated the ammunition and destroyed the bomb in a controlled explosion.
  • Three Israelis were lightly wounded near Hebron on Friday night when rocks were thrown at their car.
  • Overnight Friday, the IDF arrested three wanted Palestinians and turned them over to the security forces for interrogation, the IDF said.
  • On Friday morning, troops were attacked by gunfire and two Molotov cocktails in Nablus's Balata refugee camp. No one was wounded.
  • Meanwhile, to the city's southeast, soldiers stopped a car carrying three Palestinians and confiscated an improvised weapon. The Palestinians were transferred to police for questioning.
  • Troops found another improvised weapon, together with Kalashnikov rifle bullets and a hunting rifle, in Ram a-Tira, southeast of Kalkilya. The soldiers had entered the village to break up a fight between rival Palestinian gangs.
  • In addition, a bomb was detonated near a police patrol southwest of Hebron on Friday morning. No one was wounded.

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