Two Terrorists Killed in Gaza ‘Work Accident’

A barbed wire fence is seen on Zikim beach, in southern Israel near the border with Northern Gaza Strip. (Corinna Kern/Flash90)

Two Gaza Arab terrorists were killed overnight Thursday in what security officials called a “work accident,” Channel 20 reported. The two were killed while on a motorcycle, on which they were transporting explosives for use in terror attacks against Israel. The motorcycle exploded while they were riding it, with the reasons for the explosion unclear.

Early Friday, IDF soldiers discovered and dismantled a weapons cache that was stored in a house in the village of Tarqumiye, west of Chevron. Weapons and associated materials, including ammunition, were removed. Several arrests were made. In a statement, the army said that such weapons were used in terror attacks as well as for criminal activity, and that security forces were determined to seize all weapons that were being held illegally by all people, in order to better protect all Israelis and residents of Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, who are also under threat by terrorists and criminals.

Overnight Thursday, security officials said they arrested 2 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.