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African Migrants Stuck at Egypt-Israel Border

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

A group of some 20 African migrants is trapped between Israel’s border fence with Egypt and Israeli soldiers who have been ordered not to let them in.

The soldiers reportedly are providing water to the migrants, who as of Tuesday had been there for five days. The migrants, who include a pregnant woman, have refused to be sent back to Egypt.

Last month, a group of migrants stuck along the border was allowed to enter Israel after four days. They were sent to a holding facility for illegal migrants.

Humanitarian organizations have called on Israel to allow the migrants to enter and apply for asylum.


Gazan Captured After Crossing Into Israel

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

A Gazan Arab was captured Thursday evening after he crossed the North Gaza security fence near the Zikim army base. The man was unarmed, and IDF forces captured him.

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IDF Kills Gaza Terrorist

Friday, July 13th, 2012

On Friday, an armed terrorist inside Gaza fired on Israeli troops at the border fence. IDF soldiers shot back, killing the terrorist. No Israeli troops were injured.


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Responding to Recent Attack, IAF Targets Gaza Terror Sites

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Overnight, IAF aircraft targeted three weapon manufacturing facilities in the central Gaza Strip, as well as two terror tunnels in the northern and southern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were identified.

This is in response to the infiltration on Friday morning, in which Staff Sergeant Netanel Moshiashvili was killed by terrorist fire adjacent to the security fence.

The IDF will continue to operate against anyone who uses terror against the residents of the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.

IDF Spokesperson's Office

IDF Soldier, Terrorist Killed in Gaza Border Clash

Friday, June 1st, 2012

21 year old Golani Staff-Sergeant Netanel Moshiashvili from Ashkelon was killed early Friday morning in a skirmish with a Palestinian terrorist that infiltrated into Israel from Gaza. The terrorist was also killed in the encounter.

According to Ynet, the terrorist approached the security fence near Kisufim at approximately 4:30 a.m., cut it, and snuck into Israel. A Golani unit rapidly deployed to the area, coming under fire by the terrorist. In the ensuing gunfight, the 21 year old soldier was shot, and soon after died of his wound.

Palestinian witnesses near Abassan, a village in Southern Gaza, reported hearing gunshots, and shortly thereafter, IAF jets flying overhead.

The IAF attacked multiple targets in Gaza in response. It is believed that this attack was actually another abduction attempt.

Last week, two soldiers were wounded when they were shot by sniper fire while patrolling the Gaza border. They were treated for mild injuries in a nearby hospital.

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Netanyahu: Israel Will Resolve African Illegal Aliens Situation

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday decried violence against African migrants following a night of violent protest and promised the problem of African infiltrators would be solved.

“There is no place for either the expressions or the actions that we witnessed last night,” said Netanyahu one day after a demonstration in south Tel Aviv against illegal African migrants turned violent. “I say this to the public at large as well as to the residents of south Tel Aviv, whose pain I understand.”

“We will complete construction of the fence within a few months and we will soon begin repatriating infiltrators back to their countries of origin,” he said, referring to the fence which is two-thirds complete, along the border between Israel and Egypt.

Wednesday night’s violent rally in south Tel Aviv’s Hatikvah neighborhood, involving about 1,000 protesters, ended with 17 arrests.

Protesters attacked African migrants who happened in their path, and smashed the windshield of a car carrying three migrants as well as other car windows. They also set trash bins on fire and threw firecrackers at police. The rioters also broke into and looted shops purported to be owned by Africans.

Yediot Achronot reported Thursday that the Public Security Ministry is considering deploying Border Guard troops in south Tel Aviv to prevent problems between residents and African migrants, and to fight crime associated with the migrants.

Israel’s Justice Ministry announced Wednesday that migrant workers from South Sudan will be returned to their country after it is established that they are not eligible for political asylum.

More than 50,000 African migrants and asylum seekers are living in Tel Aviv alone, according to government reports. Most entered through the border with Egypt.

On Sunday, Netanyahu said that the surge of illegal African migrants into Israel “threatens national security and identity.” Last week, Interior Minister Eli Yishai told Army Radio that most African migrants in Israel are involved in criminal activity and should be imprisoned and deported to their countries of origin.


Two IDF Soldiers Injured by Terrorist Gunfire at Gaza Border

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Two IDF soldiers were injured as a result of terrorist gunfire while engaged in routine security activity at the Gaza Strip security fence on Wednesday.

The soldiers received initial medical treatment on site and were evacuated by helicopter to the Soroka hospital in Be’er Sheva.

IDF soldiers responded with gunfire.

Just last week, IDF soldiers prevented terrorists from infiltrating Israel’s border at the northern Gaza Strip. The terrorists opened fire at the soldiers responded with gunfire, thwarting the infiltration attempt. No injuries were reported.

Terrorists routinely approach the security fence in order to place explosives, plan terror attacks, and attempt to kidnap IDF soldiers.

In early May, IDF soldiers were fired on during routine operational activity along the Gaza Strip security fence. No injuries were reported, though damage was caused to two armored vehicles. The attackers most likely used a rocket propelled grenade (RPG). In response, IAF aircraft and armored forces fired at the suspicious areas.

IDF Spokesperson's Office

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