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IDF forces near Nahal Oz Photo: Reuters
IDF forces near Nahal Oz Photo: Reuters

Israeli injured by sniper fire near Gaza

Repairman working at gas terminal near Kibbutz Nahal Oz hit by gunshot, evacuated to hospital. Military sources believe Palestinian sniper behind attack

Hanan Greenberg
Published: 03.19.07, 13:13 / Israel News

An Israeli man was moderately injured Monday by a gunshot near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, north of the Gaza Strip.


According to reports, a Palestinian sniper shot the 40-year-old Israeli while he was conducting repair work at a gas terminal near the kibbutz. The injured man has been hospitalized.


The incident took place close to the Karni terminal, a cargo crossing station which has often been closed due to terror alerts.


"A sniper had apparently spotted him from a distance and fired from one of the buildings," an army official said.


According to IDF sources, terror organizations in Gaza are still highly motivated to carry out attacks against Israel. On Sunday, five Qassams were fired at Israel.


Since a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians was declared in November, 2006, more than 40 explosive devices have been uncovered near the fence and at least three terrorists have been killed by IDF forces.


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