Soldier lightly hurt in Kassam attack

2 rockets land south of Ashkelon; IAF hits Gaza terror cell; Fatah fugitive nabbed in Ramallah.

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An IDF soldier was lightly wounded Wednesday when two Kassam rockets fired from Gaza landed in the Zikim area, south of Ashkelon. The soldier was evacuated to the city's Barzilai Hospital for treatment. Shortly after the rockets were fired, an IAF helicopter fired a missile at the Kassam crew traveling in a car in Gaza. The IDF said that the crew was hit. Palestinians reported that five people were wounded in the strike, including a five-month-old baby girl. In addition, terrorists fired two mortar shells at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip. The shells landed near the perimeter fence, causing no casualties or damage. Furthermore, Gaza gunmen fired at IDF Engineering Corps soldiers carrying out work on the security fence. No one was wounded and no damage was reported. Meanwhile, in northern Gaza, IDF sappers carried out a controlled explosion on a bomb that was planted next to the fence. The terror cell that placed the explosive device was hit in an IAF strike on Tuesday, the army said. Also Wednesday, an IDF elite unit arrested a Fatah fugitive in Ramallah. He was detained for interrogation. Despite the ongoing attacks from Gaza, Israel transferred another 75 trucks of food and other humanitarian supplies to the Strip on Wednesday via the Sufa border terminal.