IDF Thwarts Two Apparent Infiltration Attempts at Gaza Border

Israeli soldiers guard on top of a watch tower in a community along the Israel- Gaza Strip Border, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Thousands joined funeral processions Tuesday for some of the dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in a mass march on the Gaza border, as Israelis faced growing …
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The Times of Israel reports: The Israeli military said it thwarted two border breaches along the Gaza security fence on Wednesday, shooting at the would-be infiltrators, injuring five of them, according to Palestinian media.

The two border incidents came less than a day after a flareup between the Israel Defense Forces and terror groups in Gaza in the predawn hours of Wednesday morning. The air force conducted airstrikes early Wednesday in response to numerous arson attacks from the coastal enclave, and the various terrorist organizations in the Strip retaliated by firing over a dozen rockets into southern Israel.

The first infiltration attempt occurred on Wednesday afternoon in the northern Gaza Strip, east of Jabaliya, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

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