Thursday, February 17, 2011
17-Feb-11: More terrorist action on our Gazan border
There are reports this morning that infantry, naval and helicopter forces of the IDF intercepted and killed three men in the course of an intense fire-fight inside the Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip. The army says its forces spotted the three, dressed in civilian clothing, as they approached the security fence, evidently intending to cut through the fence and place explosives. No claims of responsibility so far from the Gazan jihadist groups who daily fire rockets and mortars into Israel. But the day is still young. AFP and France24 call the three fishermen and name them as Jihad Khalaf, 20, Talaat al-Awagh, 25 and Ashraf al-Kteifan, 29.
Updated at 10:23 AM