A terrorist infiltrated the community of Morag in the Gush Katif area of the Gaza Strip after cutting through the perimeter fence, last night, 21-22 Dec. 2002. The terrorist opened fire and hurled grenades towards an IDF force in the community.

Upon receiving the initial reports of the infiltration, additional forces were called. Exchanges of fire erupted at the site, during which an IDF soldier was lightly wounded in his hand. The terrorist was shot and killed. The wounded soldier received medical treatment at the site and was later evacuated to hospital for further treatment.

The terrorist’s corpse was located during searches of the area. He was found to be wearing a camouflage uniform, carrying a Kalashnikov automatic rifle, a vest and a number of grenades. The alertness and swift response of the IDF soldiers foiled a more serious terror attack.