An IDF force carried out engineering activity on the Israel-Egypt last night 9.1.02 near Rafah ,during which a number of structures ,which served as cover for gunmen’s fire on IDF forces and workers in the area ,were razed .In addition ,the structures were suspected of serving as cover for tunnels used weapon smuggling operations into the Palestinian Authority from Egypt.

Shots were fired on the force during the operation and number of grenades were thrown at the IDF forces .There were no casualties.

It must be stated that the operation was carried out in an area defined as” Pink”containing Military Installations under full Israeli security and civilian control ,by the Oslo Accords