The Gaza Strip

An IDF soldier was severely wounded and another soldier mildly wounded during exchanges of fire with two terrorists who tried to infiltrate into Israeli territory, north of the Kisofim roadblock. The families of the injured were notified. The two were transferred to the hospital to receive medical treatment.

Yesterday evening, an IDF Force spotted two armed terrorists crossing the border fence, north of the Kisofim roadblock. The terrorists opened fire and threw grenades at the force. The force returned fire and killed them. During the night IDF Forces conducted searches in the area. The IDF Spokesperson points out that during the recent month IDF soldiers in the Gaza Strip thwarted dozens of attempts to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers.

The West Bank

Since the night, IDF forces have been operating in the village of Borka north of Samaria. The forces arrested two Hamas activists suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. The detainees were transferred for investigation by security forces. As the operation ended the forces pulled back from the village. In Addition, IDF forces tightened the encirclement around the city of Tul Karem tonight, from outside as well as inside Palestinian controlled territory, in order to prevent terrorist activity.