A squad of terrorists fired an RPG anti-tank missile at an IDF force near the security fence in northern Gaza Tuesday. No IDF soldier was hurt and no damage was caused.
In response, the IDF force fired tank shells and light weapons fire. The force verified that the enemy squad was hit and that one terrorist was apparently killed.
This is the second time this week that Gaza terrorists fire RPG missiles at the IDF.
Brigadier-General Eyal Eisenberg, commander of the IDF's Gaza Division, said after the incident that Hamas controls Gaza, and that Israel “holds it responsible for everything that happens on Gaza.”
Nationalist spokesmen have noted that Israel's terrorist enemies have stepped up their attacks on Jews markedly since the start of 'peace' talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority two weeks ago.
Residents of Shaar HaNegev, the local authority that includes the city of Sderot, woke up Monday to the sounds of explosions and sirens as terrorists in Gaza fired two short range Kassam-type rockets towards Israel. The rockets blew up within the council's territory. No one was hurt and no damage was reported.
Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin predicted Sunday that terror would escalate because of the diplomatic process.
The pattern is a familiar one for Israelis. When terror attacks escalated after the Oslo 'peace' accords were signed, then-Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin called the casualties "the victims of peace."