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The soldiers opened fire after they identified the team of terrorists damaging the fence and crossing into Israeli territory from southern Gaza.
One wonders exactly which open fields the infiltrators ran to, and whether any of them managed to reach the farmland of the nearby Jewish communities.
The rioters set fire to the natural gas and oil pipeline that supplies Gaza – thus destroying the very infrastructure that provides their territory with energy for their needs.
“Israel cannot allow itself to ignore Iran’s threats ... We will continue to do what we need to.”
The breach occurred near the Jewish community of Holit, according to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson.
“The State of Israel grieves for the promising young lives that were cut off by the grave disaster in the Arava. We embrace, with pain, the grieving families, and pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded.”
The home of Ahmed Kunba, who was charged as an accomplice in the drive-by shooting murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach outside of his town of Havat Gilad, was successfully demolished with a bulldozer.
The incident was the third border infiltration from Gaza in less than a day.
The shelling was believed to have been “spillover” from the Syrian civil war taking place on the other side of the border.
"There's a huge gap between his words and the deeds of the Revolutionary Guards who are advancing an army against Israel with the stated goal of destroying the State of Israel."
"Hamas places young children, teenagers and women, at the forefront of the riots to serve as human shields for the Hamas agenda."
“It was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets, both facilities and people,” the IDF officer told The New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman.
The lab is also working on improving existing technologies as well as developing new ways of discovering what lies beneath the surface, and methods of mapping the dynamics below.
The attackers hurled rocks at the soldiers from hidden areas in a nearby field where they were operating.
As the tank rolled down the incline, it reportedly began to slip down and then fell -- and a shell being carried within the tank exploded.
IDF officials “concluded that the Iranian UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) was armed with explosives and was tasked to attack Israel.”
The Red Alert went off, but no rockets were launched to intercept the speeding bullets.
For the past two Friday’s Hamas has been holding violent rallies at the Gaza border featuring infiltration attempts into Israeli territory. Today on Israel Uncensored Joshua Hasten discusses how Hamas claims when speaking to the international press in English that their demonstrations are peaceful, while in Arabic admit that the true goal of these events are to – in their words “tear the Israeli’s hearts out of their bodies.”
The self-control of the soldiers is incredible.
When the three terrorists planted their explosives they quickly retraced their steps and ducked back through the fence into Gaza although their actions weren't clear at the time.
IDF soldiers were faced with several tasks at once, but paramount among those was the need to protect the Israeli civilians living nearby.