Israeli aircraft and tanks struck a terrorist cell attempting to bury bombs at the Gaza security fence near a kibbutz Wednesday morning, killing at least two terrorists.
Hamas confiremd the kill. Aircraft fired four missiles on the cell, while tanks fired artillery shells. One of the cell's bombs exploded, and no Israeli soldiers were injured. Hamas claimed that other terroists at the scene are engaged in a gunfight with IDF soldiers, but there has been no confirmation from the army, and Hamas information often is propaganda without substantiation.
Terrorists in Hamas-ruled Gaza have been staging almost daily attempts to attack Israeli soldiers and civilians, but their failure has kept the incidents out of mainstream media headlines.
Last week, two mortar shells or rockets were fired on the western Negev, causing no damage or injuries.
Wednesday’s attempt took place at the fence several hundred yards from Kibbutz Kfar Aza, where the army maintains a small base. Kibbutz farmers work the fields between the army outpost and the security fence.
A resident who lives about two miles from the scene told Arutz Sheva, "There was a series of explosions, and I felt the windows shaking. I went outside and saw clouds of black smoke. It reminded me of the Cast Lead Operation," which was a three-week counterterrroist maneuver three years ago aimed at ending attacks on Israelis.