Daily Israel Report

Gaza Terrorists Open Fire on IDF Forces

Terrorists shoot at soldiers near Israeli community of Kissufim by security fence; no injuries.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 4/9/2014, 7:43 AM

Gaza terrorists (file)
Gaza terrorists (file)
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Terrorists in Gaza shot at IDF soldiers near the Israeli "kibbutz"-type community of Kissufim, close to the security fence with Gaza, Wednesday morning.

No soldiers were injured from the shots. In response, soldiers fired in the air.

The attack took place near the road leading from Kissufim checkpoint into Gaza, which used to lead to the Jewish community of Gush Katif before the 2005 "Disengagement" expelled all Jews from Gaza.

Just last Thursday Arab snipers in Gaza shot at IDF civilian workers working near the security fence. None were injured in the attack, although engineering equipment was damaged by the gunfire.

That incident was preceded by an IDF civilian worker, 22-year-old Salah Shukri Abu Latif from the Israeli Arab town of Rahat, being shot dead by Gaza snipers last December as he was working on the security fence, repairing damage caused by a record-breaking snowstorm.

The recent shots emanating from Gaza come after a massive barrage of rockets, which terrorists in the Hamas-run enclave rained down on Israel in mid-March. Over the course of three days over 100 missiles were fired at Israel.

After that escalation in attacks, the largest since the 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, many senior figures called for Israel to retake Gaza, including Intelligence and Strategy Minister Yuval Steinitz, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.