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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.
The incident was the third border infiltration from Gaza in less than a day.
IDF soldiers were faced with several tasks at once, but paramount among those was the need to protect the Israeli civilians living nearby.
As IDF soldiers approached, the Gazans ran back through the hole they had cut in the fence.
“Maneuvers have focused on ways to breach electronic sensors, surveillance cameras and the harmonization between ground advancement and the use of unmanned drones."
The man was sent by Hezbollah, who were apparently impressed by his successful infiltration last year.
The six bottles, filled with sharp screws as well as gasoline and stuffed with rags, were discovered where one of the two terrorists was captured.
Efrat's rapid-response counter-terrorist unit was immediately mobilized when the suspect began to approach the town.
Other than saying the footprints were found in the northern Negev area, the IDF declined to indicate where exactly the footprints were found.
IDF soldiers sealed off the town of Yatta and were searching incoming and outgoing vehicles.
The terrorist commander briefed reporters on "field topography and military deployment of the Zionist enemy."
The terrorists were familiar with all of their targets due to their illegal employment at jobs within Israel, says the Shin Bet.
The community of Neria went into lock-down following an overnight infiltration.
Tel Zion is in lockdown after security saw someone hop the fence into the town.
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