IDF Retaliates After Gaza Arabs Breach Border Fence

YERUSHALAYIM -

Israeli forces hit a Hamas position in Gaza on Tuesday morning, after several security incidents in the border area overnight Monday and early Tuesday. In one incident, several Gaza Arabs managed to cross the border fence and enter Israel near Kibbutz Kissufim. The Arabs set fire to an unmanned IDF outpost along the border, and then quickly ran back over the fence. Israeli troops opened fire on them. Soldiers put the fire out quickly, and, b’chasdei Shamayim, there were no injuries to Israeli forces.

Earlier Tuesday morning, Israeli forces shot down a drone that had been dispatched from Gaza into Israel. The drone did not contain any weapons or explosives. IDF officials were investigating the incident, and especially how the drone was able to enter Israeli air space undetected.

IDF soldiers were searching for a two Arabs who shot at Israeli vehicles as they were driving near the Shomron town of Dolev Tuesday morning. The Arabs targeted two Israeli vehicles. No injuries or damage were reported. Soldiers closed the road down and began a search for the shooters.

Overnight Monday, security officials said they arrested 11 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.