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June 2006 announcement: “IDF (Zahal) holds Hamas responsible for the terrorist attack and the fate of the missing soldier”

Date: 16/10/2011, 12:27 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Terrorists attacked IDF (Zahal) soldiers while breaking into the Kerem Shalom area killing an officer and a soldier, on Sunday, June 25, 2006. Another soldier is missing and four more were injured.

The families of the attacked soldiers were informed of the injuries.

At 5:40 am a terrorist cell sent by the Hamas terrorist organization and the Popular Resistance Committees entered Israeli territory near the Kerem Shalom crossing using a tunnel dug from Rafah in the Gaza Strip. The terrorists used mortar shells and anti-tank missiles to attack attacked IDF (Zahal) targets, including a tank. IDF (Zahal) soldiers responded with fire, killing at least two of the terrorists.

The terrorist attack was led and approved by Hamas terrorist organization officials in the Gaza Strip.

The IDF (Zahal) considers the incident extremely severe and holds the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas terrorist organization responsible for the terrorist attack and the fate of the missing soldier.