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IDF Spokesman: Our Forces Fired at the Legs of Palestinians Trying to Infiltrate Israel

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

UPDATE: The IDF Spokesman said Friday afternoon that during the riots of some 300 Palestinians near the border fence in southern Gaza Strip, several rioters damaged the fence and tried to sneak into Israel and therefore were shot in their legs. During the confrontations, IDF forces seized an unarmed Arab crossing into Israel, and returned him to the Gaza Strip.

The Ma’an news agency reported that the Israeli forces killed Anwar Abdul Hadi Qudaih, 20, near the Israeli border in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday morning. Medics said he was hit in the head with a live bullet east of Khan Younis.

Hamas Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said 19 others were wounded by Israeli fire in the border area.

A large group of Gazans entered the Gaza-Israel buffer zone and approached too close to the security fence along the Gazan border, east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza.

Sources say that a group of Gazans approached the border, and managed to cut one of the wires or border markings near the security fence.

A relative of the killed man said that he had tried to hang a Hamas flag on the security fence, and this is why he was shot. He added that an Israeli soldier had fired into the air three times before Qudaih was hit in the head by a bullet.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri accused Israel of violating the Egypt-mediated truce and said the group would complain to Cairo. “We will contact the Egyptian mediator to discuss the incident,” he said.

At this point, residents of the south may find themselves under missile fire again, as Hamas will use their provocateurs on the border as an excuse to shoot more missiles. Hamas has said they will complain to the Egyptians about what they claim is a breach of the cease fire.

Of course, since the cease fire, Hamas has shot between 12-20 rockets into Israel, not really needing an excuse to breach the cease fire.

But this is the first incident of Israel responding to a breach on the Gazan’s part.

Since Thursday, a number of Gazan rioters have been injured after they approached the security border with Israel.

The IDF has made is very clear to Gazan residents that they are not allowed to approach the fence, and if they do so, they risk being killed.

 

A Particularly Dangerous Form of Weather

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

On Tuesday, three IDF soldiers were wounded by a bomb planted near the border fence between Israel and the Gaza strip. On Thursday when soldiers were trying to repair the fence, a huge explosion occurred when a tunnel packed with explosives was detonated. Luckily only one soldier was lightly injured, but it could have been catastrophic.

Then last night an IDF jeep in the area was struck by an antitank missile. Four soldiers were wounded, at least two seriously (reports vary), and Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. The IDF either returned fire or otherwise retaliated, killing at least four Palestinians. The last time an antitank missile was used by Gazan terrorists was in April of last year when a school bus was attacked and 16-year old Daniel Wiflic was murdered. Hamas took ‘credit’ for that, too.

Hamas is bombarding southern Israel with rockets as I write this (Nov. 10, 11:59 PM Israel time), making at least 25 that have hit Israel this evening. A million Israelis are in shelters, schools are closed tomorrow, etc. In fact, warning sirens have been heard in Gedera, just 8 miles south of my daughter’s home, Rehovot, where I am sitting now!

It isn’t just rockets. There are reports that several terrorists infiltrated into Israel from Gaza.

The pattern of escalation is similar to what occurred in late 2008 — an IDF-Hamas clash over a tunnel under the border fence led to a rocket barrage and ultimately to Israel’s response, Operation Cast Lead — and there are other worrisome parallels to that period.

Cast Lead was supposed to have three phases: the first was to attack Hamas assets from the air, the second was to enter the strip and take overall control of the territory, and the third was to go into the densely populated areas and rescue hostage Gilad Schalit, destroy Hamas control centers, and kill or capture a large number of its fighters and perhaps its leadership as well. For various reasons — including the probable intervention of the incoming Obama Administration in January 2009 — phase III never happened, Hamas kept Schalit for two more years, and with construction materials, electricity, etc. provided by Israel for ‘humanitarian’ reasons, rebuilt its damaged infrastructure.

Is history about to repeat itself exactly four years later? Israel can’t go on accepting rocket barrages like a particularly dangerous form of weather. Hamas is pushing very hard and there will soon come a point at which Israel’s leadership will have to act to defend its population, despite what the Obama Administration or the UN would prefer.

It is going to be a long night at the PM’s office in Jerusalem, and at IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv. And for about a million Israeli civilians in rocket range of Gaza.

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Updated: Suspected Terrorist Infiltration in South, Road 232 Closed

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

10:44PM: The two suspected terrorists who were seen crossing near the security fence, near Be’eri, have been captured. They have been taken in for interrogation.

10:40 PM: Two suspected terrorists were seen crossing into Israel from Gaza between Be’eri and Re’im near the Gaza border.

The army has closed down Road 232 as it searches for them.

 

Huge Terror Tunnel Explodes Underneath IDF Patrol

Friday, November 9th, 2012

On Thursday evening, the Gazans remotely exploded a terror tunnel filled with enough explosives to send an overhead IDF jeep flying meters into the air. Miraculously, no one was injured.

IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yoav (Poly) Mordechai stated that in recent weeks, a number of incidents have occurred in the southern Gaza Strip, including an attack using explosives against an IDF armored personnel carrier, an attack that injured a company commander, and another attack with explosives two days ago.

In addition, over the past two weeks, Palestinian terrorists have been exploding bombs along the Gaza border, one resulted in a Givati Captain Ziv Shilon losing his hand. On Thursday morning a tank was damaged in a mortar attack, and later in the day a construction working building the security fence was injured.

Subsequently, according to Mordechai, the new Gaza Division Commander decided to operate proactively to the west of the Gaza border fence.

An engineering force that operated at the site located a number of powerful explosive devices. With the end of this force’s activity, as it worked to repair the border fence, an explosion occurred in a terror tunnel. This was a very large explosion that exposed a tunnel roughly four meters deep and four meters wide. An empty IDF vehicle that was in the area was thrown into the air from the force of the explosion.

“It is possible that the incident was related to the discovery of explosives west of the [Gaza border] fence,” said the IDF Spokesperson. “We understand that this was a terror tunnel or a tunnel that was prepared for other things since there was a gap between the explosion and the neutralization. This was a very large tunnel, something which we haven’t experienced lately.”

According to Nana, one soldier was lightly injured, but did not need to be taken to the hospital.

Defense Minister Barak said, “Hamas is responsible and Israel will decide when and how to respond.”

According to Mordechai, this morning, IDF forces will continue searching in the area, and a situation assessment will be held, led by GOC Southern Command Maj. Gen. Tal Russo.

Fence Contractor Injured in Gaza Attack

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

A construction worker building the security fence along the Gaza border was lightly injured in an attack Thursday evening.

The man was injured from a nearby explosion.

It was originally thought that it was from a mortar that had exploded nearby, but Palestinians have been talking about an IED they placed alongside the fence, and it is now believed that it might indeed have been that.

Tank Damaged in Battle Between Gaza Terrorists and IDF

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

A gun battle took place between Israel Defense Force soldiers took place early Thursday when Israeli soldiers defended a work crew near Kibbutz Nirim which came under fire from terrorists across the border fence in Gaza.

Tanks and army helicopters were scrambled to the site.

One tank was damaged when it was hit by a mortar. The IDF is still determining the extent of the damage.

No injuries were reported in Israel.

On Tuesday three soldiers were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded during their patrol of the area.

IAF Successfully Drops Flyers on Gaza

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The IAF dropped flyers onto Rafiach in southern Gaza explaining to them that they shouldn’t approach the border with Israel and try to break through.

The dropped letter stated:

Gazans,

Terrorist organizations operating among you, they use you as cover. Gaza residents are risking their lives on a regular basis because of the terrorist organizations. Their use of your residential areas, your houses and backyards and are creating a direct threat to your life, your children and your family.

Anything that will be viewed as a threat to Israeli territories, any attempt to breach the fence from your territories will result in a response designed to defend Israel’s sovereignty and ensure security to the population.

Warning: approaching the security fence within less than 300 meters will endanger your life.

IDF will use at any time, any and all the tools available to them to prevent anyone from approaching the fence and to disperse them by any means, including shooting if need be.

An ounce of prevention …

IDF Leadership

Maybe they should have added something more explicit about the rockets and mortars?

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