Five IDF Soldiers Wounded in Gaza


gaza-tunnelsAn IDF force came under mortar fire emanating from Gaza last night while operating on both sides of the border fence as part of the efforts to uncover additional parts of an underground terror tunnel that was located in the area a month ago. The force returned fire.

Palestinian sources reported that an IDF tank opened fired at a terror cell belonging to Hamas’ armed wing – the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, which was situated east of the city of Khan Younis in south Gaza.┬áThe Palestinians said that during exchanges of fire between terrorists and IDF forces near the city of Abasan in south Gaza, a Palestinian terrorist was killed and another was wounded, apparently from IDF tank fire. The Palestinians identified the terrorist who was killed as Rabiya Barakeh, 21.

According to the Palestinians, the incident followed the limited entry of IDF forces into Gaza, near the border fence, but Israeli officials said the forces operated beyond the security fence but still within Israeli territory.

Five IDF soldiers were wounded in the incident. The IDF spokesperson said in a statement that terrorists detonated an explosive device as IDF soldiers were working to blow up parts of the terror tunnel that was recently discovered by IDF soldiers, leading from Gaza into an Israeli kibbutz.

As the soldiers crossed the border fence, the device was detonated, wounding the five soldiers – one seriously, one moderately and three lightly. All five were taken by helicopter to the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva.

{ Israel News Bureau, with reporting by Ynet}


  1. I wonder if releasing terrorists is part of a big scheme because I can’t believe that the israeli government would be this foolish. PEACE !?!