Monday, June 18, 2012

Israeli and two attackers killed after incursion into Israel from Sinai

Just a few days after rockets were fired from the Sinai into Israel, there was an attack on Israeli workers who are building a concrete wall along the border between Israel en Egypt. This is what Haaretz reported:
An Israeli citizen and two attackers were killed Monday morning during clashes between Israel Defense Forces soldiers and gunmen who infiltrated the southern border with Egypt.
An initial investigation reveals that three terrorists penetrated the fence along the Gaza-Sinai border on Monday morning, placed an explosive device on Philadelphi strip near Be'er Milka, and waited for Israeli vehicles to pass by.
After several minutes, the device exploded on one of the vehicles, and the gunmen opened fire. They also fired an RPG rocket, which missed its target.As a result of the shooting, one of vehicles rolled down a hill and wounded an Israeli citizen who was working on the construction of the border fence. The man died of his wounds shortly afterward. The IDF's Golani Brigade arrived at the scene and began exchanging fire with the armed men. At least two terrorists were killed as a result of the firefight.

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