Shelling Bombardment in Katif, Two Shock Victims Treated

Palestinian terrorists fired a total of five mortar shells and a Kassam rocket at N'vei Dekalim over the night. No damage was caused, but two people were treated for shock.

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Earlier this week, the IDF, with the help of Arab sources, uncovered a 20-meter long tunnel leading to the industrial zone in N'vei Dekalim. The tunnel was designed to transport terrorists or weapons from the Arab-populated city of Khan Yunis to the nearby Jewish town. It detoured around the IDF's Tufah checkpoint, and army officials say it appears to have been dug recently.

The IDF later announced Tawfik Bardwil, 22, an Islamic Jihad terrorist from Khan Yunis, is responsible for the digging of the tunnel. Currently in IDF custody, he admitted under questioning that he and another terrorist planned to carry out a suicide bombing attack in Gush Katif.

Bardwil's terror cell is also responsible for digging the explosives tunnel uncovered near the community of Ganei Tal on May 31.

A gathering of youth from Gush Katif will be held this evening at 7:30 PM at the Tiferet Yisrael synagogue just outside N'vei Dekalim. The youth will be addressed by local Chief Rabbi Yigal Kaminetzky and Gush Katif spokesman Eran Sternberg.