IDF officer lightly hurt in West Bank

Exchange of fire in Tulkarm leaves one Palestinian dead; IAF strikes kill two terrorists in Gaza.

Gaza strike 224.88 (photo credit: AP)
Gaza strike 224.88
(photo credit: AP)
The commander of the Nachshon Battalion was very lightly wounded when a Palestinian opened fire on troops during an arrest operation in Tulkarm overnight Sunday. The officer returned fire, killing the attacker. In another incident on Sunday night, two Palestinian terrorists were killed in two separate air strikes in Gaza City. In the most recent strike, Ahmad Abu Sharia, a top Aksa Martyrs Brigades commander responsible for firing rockets at Israel, was hit by an IAF missile as he walked in the street, said the army. The targeted killing was carried out following intelligence gathered by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency,) the IDF reported. The target of the earlier strike was a terrorist moving a cart loaded with rockets near the border fence, the army said. An aircraft fired a missile at the cart, killing the terrorist and wounding several others. Meanwhile, five Kassam rockets were launched from Gaza on Sunday. Four landed in open fields near Sderot while the fifth landed on the Palestinian side of the Erez Crossing. No casualties or damage were reported in any of the attacks. Since last Sunday, close to 165 Kassam rockets and 70 mortar shells have been fired at the western Negev and more than 30 terrorists have been killed. Yaakov Katz contributed to this report