Two IDF soldiers were lightly injured this morning from hand grenade shrapnel that was thrown from a passing Palestinian vehicle towards an IDF post near Gush Katif junction.

The soldiers received initial medical treatment on the spot and were evacuated for further medical treatment in hospital.The IDF force stationed there returned fire towards the Palestinian vehicle from which the grenades were thrown and fire was opened. Since the Palestinian vehicle escaped towards a Palestinian post near the site of the attack, and the terrorist were seen entering the post, the IDF force fired towards the Palestinian post and later the IDF force removed the post with engineering vehicle.

The IDF Spokesperson notes that the IDF will employ the necessary measures in order to maintain the security of Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers, and will continue in the struggle against Palestinian terrorism.