Israel Radio reported that the other terrorists got away, and that aircraft were patrolling the skies over Gaza, searching for them.
On a patrol of the Gaza border fence Friday morning, a Golani unit came across a group of four Gaza Arab terrorists who were placing an explosive device along the fence, apparently intending to detonate it when patrols passed by. The troops opened fire at the terrorists, who began running away – but not before they set off a large explosion. Fortunately, none of the soldiers were hurt in the incident near the Kissufim crossing.
Troops continued firing at the terrorists, supported by air power. Reports from Gaza said that one of the terrorists was killed in the battle. Israel Radio reported that the other terrorists got away, and that aircraft were patrolling the skies over Gaza, searching for them.
In a separate incident, Gaza terrorists began firing at IDF patrols in an area east of the Al-Burej refugee camp. None of the Israeli forces were hurt. Troops fired back, reportedly wounding two terrorists. Gaza terrorists also fired a mortar shell at the western Negev Friday morning. No injuries or damage were reported.
Friday was the second day in a row that terrorists attempted to attack soldiers along the Gaza border. On Thursday, a gang of terrorists opened fire at IDF soldiers. Soldiers returned the fire, as the terrorists fled into a populated area. Gaza sources said that two people were wounded from the IDF fire. No soldiers were wounded. Israeli planes dropped leaflets on the area, instructing people to remain in their homes, and then began shooting at the gang of terrorists, one of whom was reportedly killed in the battle.