Palestinians Fire Missiles at IDF Troops

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GAZA BORDER, Israel - For the first time since the temporary truce began last June 19, Palestinian terrorists fired anti-tank missiles at Israel Defense Forces soldiers operating near the Kissufim crossing at the border with the Gaza Strip.

There were neither injuries nor property damage.

The attack occurred around 6:30 a.m., when a paratrooper unit dispatched to the border fence to search for an explosive device was fired on. The troops returned fire, while reinforcements were deployed to the area in the event terrorists were planning a multi-pronged attack.

IDF troops later entered Gaza near the border to find the perpetrators, who had already retreated deeper into the Strip.

The IDF may conduct a counter-terror operation in the area Friday to search for newly planted explosive devices.

Since the six-moth truce began, IDF troops have unearthed explosive devices planted near the border fence in 15 separate searches.

This is the first time since June that terrorists fired anti-tank missiles at a patrol force along the border.

Troops have been placed on high alert following Thursday's blatant violation of the truce.

Source: YNet news

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