IDF soldier, Sergeant Samar Hussein, 19 of Horfish, was killed this afternoon, another soldier has been critically wounded.
The two were on a border fence patrol near the Erez cross-point, when shots were fired at them from an ambush laid on the Palestinian side of the border.
The families of the two soldiers have been notified.
Two explosive charges were employed today against IDF patrols, in the same area. In these events there were no casualties to our forces. One of the Palestinian shooters was killed from IDF return fire.