IDF soldier moderately wounded in southern Gaza

2 Hamas gunmen reported wounded as IDF strikes terror cells; Grad missile hits w. Negev; none hurt.

troops help wounded sold (photo credit: Channel 10)
troops help wounded sold
(photo credit: Channel 10)
A Givati Brigade soldier was moderately wounded when he was shot by a Palestinian gunman in an IDF operation east of Khan Yunis, in southern Gaza, the army said Sunday morning. The soldier received initial medical treatment at the scene and was subsequently evacuated by helicopter to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba. The IDF said that it attacked several terror cells overnight Saturday, including one which was planning to fire rockets at Israel. Palestinians reported that two Hamas gunmen were wounded. The army said that seven Palestinian terror suspects were arrested in the operation, which was carried out by Givati Brigade, Engineering Corps and Armored Corps forces. Meanwhile, a Grad missile fired from Gaza hit the Sdot Negev region and two Kassams struck the western Negev, one landing outside Netivot. The rockets hit open areas, causing no casualties or damage. Also Sunday, some 80 farmers from the Gaza periphery, protesting the incessant rocket attacks, blocked the access of trucks traveling to Sufa border crossing, thereby preventing the transfer of goods to the Gaza Strip. Police attemped to disperse the protesters and there were several verbal confrontations between the farmers and truck drivers.