Friday, May 21, 2010

21-May-10: And once again, incoming terrorists

This afternoon, there's still more hostile action directed at Israeli civilians and communities from Hamastan, following on from last night's rocket attack.

The Israel Defense Force is reporting that soldiers eliminated two Palestinian Arab gunmen in an exchange of fire east of the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis. The two were spotted approaching the border fence near Kibbutz Nirim with weapons in their hands. Ynet is reporting that the IDF opened fire and the Gazan gunmen fired back. Thankfully no reports of injuries among the soldiers. The terrorists (to be clear about what the term means: armed men who seek to enter civilian communities for the sole purpose of killing and maiming them) were killed. Within Gaza, according to YNet, it's being said that the cell was affiliated with the al-Quds Brigades, the terrorist Islamic Jihad's so-called military wing.

Saturday night update (22-May-10): According to the BBC, Hamas officials confirmed that the two men were sent on an operation to attack Israel and clashed with soldiers near the border.

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