Nine Qassams from Gaza Friday
Photo: Zeev Trachtman

IDF operating in southern Gaza

Troops detonate 2 explosive devices along border fence; Palestinians claim 4 injured, a claim IDF denies

IDF forces operated in Gaza early Saturday in order to neutralize two explosive devices on the Palestinian side of the borer fence between Israel and the coastal enclave.


Palestinians claimed that the forces, operating in the southern part of the strip near Khan Younis, infiltrated far beyond the border fence and injured four Palestinians, apparently by shooting.


An Israeli military spokeswoman denied there was any shooting, saying troops detonated the devices in a controlled manner, with no reported casualties. During the ceasefire with Hamas, 20 explosive devices were uncovered along the border fence.


Nine rockets were fired at Israeli towns on Friday, following an IDF operation to detonate a weapons' smuggling tunnel. 


Ali Waked contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 11.08.08, 12:45
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