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Report: IDF injured 2 in Gaza attack

Palestinians say artillery fire at defunct airport caused moderate injury, IDF says fired on terror cell

IDF artillery fire at Gaza's airport Monday morning caused at least one injury, Palestinian sources reported. The IDF responded that forces had identified a terror cell responsible for a number of previous attacks against Israel.


Palestinian news agencies reported that two people were injured as a result of the fire. The spokesman for Gaza's rescue services, Adham Abu Selmiya, claims one of those injured was a worker gathering gravel at the defunct airport.


Selmiya told a website powered by Hamas's al-Risala newspaper that the two wounded men were taken to a Rafah hospital for treatment. One of them sustained moderate injuries.


Eyewitnesses told the Ma'an news agency, which reported just one injury, that the IDF had fired into the airport after setting up artillery weapons near the border.


The witnesses added that after firing, four tanks and a bulldozer entered agricultural fields north of Rafah and soldiers began building ramparts, while engaging in sporadic fire. No injuries were reported as a result.


The IDF said the occurrences described were part of routine operations in the Strip, and that soldiers had fired on a terror cell. "A cell which had carried out earlier terror attacks was seen, and a hit was identified," the army said in a statement.



פרסום ראשון: 02.28.11, 12:06
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