September 20th, 2009
IDF Soldiers Kill Two Terror Operatives Planting Explosives Along Gaza Security Fence
This afternoon, an IDF armored force identified two terror operatives planting explosive devices along the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. The soldiers on the scene fired tank shells and mortar fire, and identified hitting the suspects.
The two men, both in their early twenties, Abed al-haft Chalil al-Silawai and Machmud Achmed Muhammed Nazir, are known for recently planting explosive devices along the Gaza security fence and are responsible for firing mortar shells into Israeli territory.
Abed Silawai was an active member of the Popular Resistance Committee and Machmud Nazir was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Moreover, Abed Silawai and Machmud Nazir are responsible for firing three rockets into Israeli territory on August 24th and injuring an Israel Defense Forces soldier in the same incident.