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Anti-tank missile fired at IDF patrol
JPost.com Staff
03/27/2009
None hurt in attack along Gaza fence, near Karni border crossing; no immediate response from army.
Following reports of an apparent IAF strike on a Gaza-bound arms convoy in Sudan, and after the successful test of the Iron Dome anti-rocket shield, Palestinians in Gaza continued to launch attacks from the Strip on Friday, firing an anti-tank missile at an IDF patrol along the border fence. No one was wounded and no damage was reported in the attack near the Karni border crossing, in northern Gaza. There was no immediate response from the IDF. On Thursday, a Kassam rocket fired by Gaza terrorists hit the Sdot Negev region, while on Tuesday, after a 10-day lull, a rocket hit an open area in the western Negev. In response to those attacks, the IAF bombed two weapons smuggling tunnels in southern Gaza. Since the end of Operation Cast Lead, some 100 rockets and mortar shells have been fired at southern Israel from Gaza. On Thursday evening, in a message that will be welcomed by residents of the rocket-battered western Negev, the Defense Ministry said that the Iron Dome anti-rocket shield had passed a critical test in the past 48 hours. During the test, a number of rockets were launched, "of the same type that were fired in recent years at Israel," and the Iron Dome system responded "accordingly," the ministry said. Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report
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