IDF Continues Operations after Erez Attack

Ad Feedback - GAZA STRIP - An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) counter-terror operation in southern Gaza Friday left at least five suspected terrorists dead Friday.

A joint force of the IDF's Givati Brigade, Armored Corps and Engineering Corps troops are pursuing terrorists after a grenade launcher was discovered in a schoolyard in the Seja'iveh neighborhood of Gaza City Thursday afternoon.

An IDF soldier was wounded Thursday night when his military bulldozer was struck by an anti-tank missile launched by Hamas' armed wing, Izzadin Kassam. At least three terrorists carrying anti-tank missiles were later killed during an IAF strike near the Rafah border crossing, according to Palestinian medical officials.

The IDF also said that armed Palestinians launched mortars and rockets at soldiers during the operation and that Givati Brigade troops killed two Palestinian terrorists while they attempted to plant a bomb next to the Gaza border fence in the Kissufim area.

Meanwhile, IDF troops fired at two gunmen approaching the southern perimeter fence, resulting in one casualty. Friday afternoon, several greenhouses and a wheat field were damaged after two Kassam rockets fired from Gaza landed in the Sha'ar Hanegev region. No one was wounded in that attack.

Friday's violence continues after a near disastrous suicide car bomb attack near the Erez border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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