The Palestinian suspects had been identified crawling near the border on Friday night (Dec. 25)
Date: 29/10/2009, 12:02 PM
On Monday morning (Dec. 28), IDF (Zahal) engineering personnel detonated three explosive devices, that were discovered late Friday night (Dec. 25) when four Palestinian suspects were identified crawling near the northern Gaza security fence in a suspected attempt to enter Israel and execute a terror attack. The explosives were found along with a rope ladder during searches that followed the incident, firmly supporting the suspicion that the suspects intended to cross into Israel and execute a terror attack.
During the incident soldiers fired toward the suspects, who continued to move towards the security fence. In addition, the forces directed an aerial attack against the suspects. Three of the suspects were killed and one was injured.
The IDF (Zahal) would like to emphasize that in the past there has been terrorist activity along the security fence in Gaza, including infiltration attempts, gunfire against Israeli civilians and IDF (Zahal) soldiers, as well as the planting of explosive devices. Due to such incidents, the IDF (Zahal) has to remain cautious.