Monday, June 18, 2012

Terrorists Infiltrate Egypt-Israel Border, Kill Civilian Contractor

by Associated Press, Lilach Shoval and Israel Hayom Staff

Israeli fatality identified as Saed Fashafshe, 36, an Israeli-Arab Defense Ministry contractor from Haifa • Two, possibly three Palestinian terrorists killed in ensuing gun battle • Barak: disturbing deterioration in Egyptian control of Sinai • IDF kills two more Palestinian terrorists in northern Gaza.
An Israeli civilian was killed and another wounded Monday morning when a terrorist cell from Sinai infiltrated southern Israel in the area of Kadesh Barnea and opened fire on the Israelis' vehicles. Two of the Palestinian infiltrators were killed in the ensuing gun battle with Israeli troops in the area, while the third terrorist was either killed or escaped back into Sinai. Later on Monday, the Israeli air force killed two Palestinians traveling on a motorbike in the northern Gaza Strip. The Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said the two Palestinians were part of a terrorist sniper cell from Beit Hanoun and were not connected to the earlier attack along the border. Palestinian sources said the men were members of the Islamic Jihad military wing. Associated Press, Lilach Shoval and Israel Hayom Staff


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