(JPost) In two separate incidents along Israel's southern borders on Friday, IDF forces fired upon Palestinians trying to infiltrate into the country, killing two and wounding one.
In the first incident, which took place in the early hours of morning, a border police force fired upon two men trying to cross the Sinai border. The officers confirmed direct hits on the suspects.
IDF medics who arrived at the scene pronounced one of the suspects dead, and a helicopter was called to rush the second to nearby hospital, where he was being treated for his wounds.
"Israeli border police identified two suspects infiltrating Israel through the Israel-Egypt border," an IDF spokeswoman said. "When they failed to heed orders to stop, the troops fired at the suspects."
In the second incident, which occurred in the afternoon, a Palestinian approached the northern border fence in the Gaza Strip and opened fire at Israeli soldiers. The IDF force returned fire, confirming a direct hit.
The IDF said that the man was in an area frequently used by terrorists to launch attacks into Israel.
The incidents came just one day after the Israeli air force and armored brigades carried out two separate operations against terror groups in Gaza, killing at least one and wounded another five. The IDF said that the operations were executed against terrorists preparing to launch high-trajectory weapons and anti-tank missiles at Israelis.
Earlier this week, a Gaza sniper fired 10 bullets at Israeli cars south of Ashkelon, damaging a vehicle and a nearby restaurant. A photograph provided by the IDF showed that the sniper bullets shattered the back windscreen of one of the cars, leaving broken glass on the car seat of a seven-month-old baby.
Friday, July 13, 2012
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