IDF Forces Thwart an Attempted Attack against IDF Soldiers

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IDF (Zahal) forces stop a group of terrorists before it was able to attack soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip. The incident comes within 24 hours of the IAF targeting terror centers in the Gaza Strip

Date: 22/03/2011, 3:44 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

IDF (Zahal) forces identified a group of terrorists preparing to launch an anti-tank missile toward IDF (Zahal) soldiers on Tuesday morning (Mar. 22) in the northern Gaza Strip. IDF (Zahal) forces shot toward the group and a direct hit was confirmed.

Over the past 24 hours, the Israeli Air Force carried out widespread operations in the Gaza Strip, a response to Hamas’ continued terror activities. In one operation, IAF aircraft struck two smuggling tunnels, two weapons storage and weapons development facilities as well as two additional terror centers in the Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed and all aircraft returned to their bases safely.

In another IAF operation, a terror tunnel was targeted as were Hamas terrorist operatives in the northern Gaza Strip. Terror tunnels are often used for infiltration into Israeli territory and for carrying out attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF (Zahal) soldiers.

The IDF (Zahal) will not tolerate firing of rockets or shooting of any kind at Israeli communities surrounding the Gaza Strip. The army will respond firmly to any such acts or terrorist activity in the Gaza Strip as well as attempts to harm the citizens of Israel. The IDF (Zahal) suggests that Hamas not attempt to escalate the situation and test the army’s strength.