En gruppe fra Islamsk hellig krig og Al Aqsa-brigadene brøt gjennom grensen til Israel fra Gaza lørdag og beskjøt israelske soldater i to timer. Målet var å kidnappe en soldat. Forsøket mislyktes.
Palestinian gunmen broke through
Israel’s heavily fortified Gaza border and battled troops inside Israel for about two hours Saturday in a failed attempt to abduct an Israeli soldier. One of the raiders was killed.
It was the first cross-border incursion since militants killed two soldiers and abducted a third a year ago.
The Israel military said troops shot dead one of the raiders. Palestinians said another three militants escaped back to Gaza unharmed.
The Islamic Jihad group said it carried out Saturday’s attack, near the Kissufim crossing between Gaza and Israel, along with the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, a violent offshoot of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’
“The aim of the operation was to withdraw with the soldier in captivity,” said Abu Ahmed, a spokesman for Islamic Jihad. “But the participation of Israeli helicopters prevented that.“