Two Palestinian terrorists infiltrated Israel from the Gaza Strip with the apparent intention of commiting a terror attack.
(Communicated by the IDF Spokesperson)
On Friday (May 21, 2010), two Palestinian terrorists infiltrated Israel from the Gaza Strip with the apparent intention of commiting a terror attack. The two were spotted by the Givati Brigade and the Armored Corps near Kibbutz Nirim, several meters from the Gaza security fence. The troops fired and killed the terrorists. Two AK-47 rifles and weapons vests were found on bodies of the Palestinian terrorists who attempted to commit the terror attack.
Earlier, in response to two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip that hit Israeli territory in the past two days, landing in the Eshkol Regional Council and the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, the Israel Air Force struck two tunnels intended for terrorists infiltrating into Israel and executing terror attacks against civilians or IDF soldiers.
In a joint IDF-ISA activity, the Israel Air Force struck two terror tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip and one terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip overnight. The tunnels were dug one kilometer from the security fence and were intended for infiltrating into Israel and executing terror attacks against Israeli civilians or IDF soldiers. Direct hits were identified.
Approximately 50 rockets have landed in Israeli territory since the beginning of 2010, and over 330 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel since the end of Operation Cast Lead.