Soldiers injured during routine security activity along the fence, terrorists commonly approach fence to place explosives, plan attacks, and attempt kidnappings
Two IDF soldiers injured as a result of terrorist gunfire while engaged in routine security activity at the Gaza Strip security fence, on Wednesday (May 23). The terrorists most likely used a light weapon.
The soldiers received initial medical treatment on site and were then evacuated on a helicopter to the Soroka hospital in the city of Be'er Sheva. IDF soldiers responded with gunfire towards suspicious targets in the region.
Just last week, IDF soldiers prevented terrorists from infiltrating into Israel from the northern Gaza Strip. The terrorists opened fire at the soldiers, who thwarted additional terror attacks. No injuries were reported.
Terrorists approach the security fence in order to place explosives, plan terror attacks, and attempt to kidnap IDF soldiers, endangering Israeli civilians and security forces stationed in the region.
In the beginning of the month IDF soldiers were fired at during routine operational activity along the Gaza Strip security fence. No injuries were reported, though damage was caused to two armored vehicles. The attackers most likely fired at the soldiers using a rocket propelled grenade (RPG). In response to the fire, IAF aircraft and armored forces fired at the suspicious areas.