Day 12: Two IDF soldiers, Israeli civilian killed

A large band of Hamas terrorists attempted to infiltrate Israel through a tunnel dug under the border and an intense gun battle ensued. Two Israeli soldiers were killed in the exchange of fire, Sgt. Adar Barsano, 20, of Nahariya and Maj. Amotz Greenberg, 45, of Hod HaSharon, and two others were wounded. The incident occurred in Eshkol. The terrorists were headed towards an Israeli community, and encountered a small IDF patrol. One terrorist was killed and the others escaped back through the tunnel to Gaza where the air force bombed them.

A Hamas rocket hit a Bedouin house, killing one civilian and critically injuring four more, including a 4 month old baby.

We are hearing reports that the IDF is encountering highly booby-trapped houses in Gaza close to the border, including trip wires for bombs and IEDs strapped to the walls.

3 responses to “Day 12: Two IDF soldiers, Israeli civilian killed”

  1. Lynne says :

    This conflict is such an unnecessary tragedy caused by the most horrible terrorist organization in the world. My heart goes out to the family and friends of those who have been killed.

  2. Larry007 says :

    There are rumours of heavy losses to IDF in the last 12 hours, I hope there are not true. Even if so, we should continue what started.

    • israeliminx says :

      Amen to hoping it is not true. We must continue what we started, as you said. We aren’t going to take out Hamas, that isn’t the goal and not even possible given the militants-among-civilians situation in Gaza. We do need to get rid of their terror tunnels and decimate their rocket supply.

      Right now, during this 2-hour humanitarian ceasefire, we are telling the inhabitants of the Sajaa’yya neighbourhood to use the ceasefire to evacuate –we told them to evacuate days ago but as I posted before, huge numbers did not, some voluntarily and some out of fear Hamas would harm them if they tried. Nonetheless, the casualties they have been suffering could have been avoided if they’d gone to the safe zones.

      We’re also hearing that Hamas is preventing foreign journalists from leaving the strip.

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