(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)
March 6, 2002
The IDF operated tonight in the north, south and center of the Gaza Strip against Palestinian terrorists and terrorist infrastructure. Infantry, engineering and special forces entered the area of Garara north of Khan Yunis and the village of Absan, east of Khan Yunis. The forces conducted searches in the area, arrested terrorists and encircled the area. During the operation, IDF engineering forces destroyed three houses of wanted Palestinians. Palestinian gunmen fired at the forces, and the soldiers returned fire.
IDF forces took up positions in the area of Al Waha, north of Gaza City.
IDF forces also operated on the Israeli Egyptian border near Rafah, exposed a tunnel used for smuggling weapons and destroyed it. During the operation Palestinians fired and threw grenades at the force. IDF forces returned fire.