Two Palestinians approach security fence near Karni crossing in Gaza, shot and killed by IDF soldiers. IDF officials believe suspects intended to place explosive device in area
IDF soldiers shot and killed Sunday night two Palestinians who were detected crawling in the direction of the security fence near the Erez crossing in northern Gaza.
At about 11:30 p.m. Givati Brigade soldiers identified two suspects moving towards the fence. The force fired at the suspects, and loud explosions were consequently heard, indicating that the men were apparently carrying explosives.
In a cabinet meeting Sunday, Minister for Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman, Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eliyahu Yishai, and Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Jacob Edery voiced their objection to Israel's continuing restraint in the face of Palestinian violations of ceasefire declared between the two sides a month ago.
First Published: 01.15.07, 01:08
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