An IDF soldier was lightly wounded this morning by an explosive charge that was detonated by a Palestinian near an IDF position on the route between Kfar Darom and Gush Katif. The soldier received medical treatment on the scene and was evacuated for further medical treatment in hospital. The Palestinian terrorist arrived this morning on his bicycle close to the IDF position and detonated the charge. The explosion killed the terrorist.
The routes in the area were closed for traffic following this event. The IDF is searching the area.
This attack gives further proof that the Palestinian Authority continues to encourage acts of terror and violence, and continues to see violence against civilians and soldiers a legitimate form of action.