IAF Thwarts Attempted Terror Attack at Karni Crossing, 11 Feb 2010

February 11th, 2010

IAF Targets Terror Operatives Preparing to Carry out Attack in Karni Humanitarian Aid Crossing

Palestinians fired an RPG missile at an IDF force patrolling the Israeli side of the security fence by the central Gaza Strip this morning. The soldiers on the scene returned fire towards the source of the shooting. No injuries or damage were caused to the Israeli forces.

In a later incident, in a joint IDF and ISA operation, the IAF targeted and identified hitting a squad of terror operatives who were preparing to carry out a terror attack in the area of the Karni humanitarian aid crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.

It appears that Global Jihad operative, Fares Ahmed Jaber, was killed in the attack. Jaber, 26, a Gaza City resident, was involved in firing rockets at Israeli communities in the southwestern Negev region in the past few months. Another militant, who was involved in an attempt to execute a terror attack was also targeted and injured.

More than 20 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel in the first month of 2010.

The IDF will continue to operate firmly against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for maintaining peace and quiet in the Gaza Strip.

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