IDF Foils Gaza Terrorist Attack; ‘Cast Lead 2’ Nears


israel-gazaAir Force helicopters and ground soldiers foiled a terrorist attack in the pre-dawn hours today, killing one terrorist and seriously wounding another, 24 hours after Hamas threatened a “tough and crushing response” to Israeli retaliation to terrorism.

The latest incident involved another attempt by Hamas and allied terrorists to plant bombs on the security fence road where army vehicles patrol, barely 24 hours after a Friday night bombing of smuggling tunnels by F-16 planes at the border between Gaza and Egypt.

“Gaza terrorists use ostensibly innocent attempts to reach the security fence in order to plant bombs, kidnap soldiers and endanger the lives of citizens of Israel,” IDF spokesmen said.

The continuing escalation of violence, highlighted by the unprecedented use of an Iranian-produced laser-guided anti-tank missile, has brought the level of attacks and counter-attacks to a level not seen since the three-week Operation Cast Lead campaign that began two years ago this week.

Gaza-based terrorists attacked Israel with approximately 30 missiles and mortar shells this month. One rocket wounded a young girl at a kibbutz after it exploded several feet from a kindergarten.

Last week, the IDF attacked Hamas terrorist posts for the first time since Cast Lead, in an apparent warning to Hamas that the military will not hesitate to meet terror attacks with a strong retaliation.

Read more at Arutz Shevah.

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  1. No matter what, the Israelis are going to be judged wrong by the rest of the world. So this time, please don’t go house-to-house, instead get maximum results by carpetbombing!

  2. For some reason the delinquents in Gaza think that this time of the year is a good time to launch attacks on the south of Israel when much of the Christian world is preoccupied and paradoxically forgets about people actually in the Holy Land.

    Hamas is playing with fire if they choose to escalate things. The IDF has every right to do all they can to stop attacks on their citizens. Are people in Spain, Italy, England, Australia, the United States, Japan etc. copping repeated mortar attacks on their land ?

    Prayers for Gilad Shalit who is somewhere in the Strip.