IDF thwarts armed infiltration attempt at Gaza fence last night

Gaza Strip security fence

Three additional explosives devices found along the Gaza Strip security fence in the past week, region commonly used for terror attacks against Israeli civilians

Date: 01/04/2012, 11:58 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Last night, IDF (Zahal) soldiers operating along the security fence in the central Gaza Strip identified a suspicious figure digging in the ground, suggesting he was attempting to plant an explosive device. The soldiers attempted to distance him by firing at him, confirming a hit. Following a search, conducted this morning, the body was found with an AK-47 rifle.

IDF thwarts armed infiltration attempt at Gaza fence last night

It should be noted that during the past week, IDF (Zahal) soldiers uncovered three explosive devices adjacent to the security fence in the Gaza Strip. All three devices were diffused in a controlled manner.

Incidents such as these are proof of how terror organizations use the area adjacent to the security fence in the Gaza Strip to plant explosive devices and execute terror attacks and kidnapping attempts against IDF (Zahal) soldiers, thereby endangering the citizens of Israel and the security forces operating in the area.