Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ACROSS AFRICA

New HIV vaccine under trial in South Africa

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Vote count under way in Ghana after tight presidential poll

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon: Several people killed in clashes with police in Anglophone region

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Polish Christmas video goes viral

Read more

THE DEBATE

Power to the People? Battle over Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Power to the People? Battle over Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Iraq's 'Golden Division' troops in the battle for Mosul

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Italy faces shortage of young farmers

Read more

ENCORE!

The Rolling Stones pay homage to the blues with new covers album

Read more

Middle east

Israeli forces kill armed Palestinians near northern Gaza Strip border

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-12-02

Israeli military forces killed several armed Palestinians on Thursday morning, claiming to have thwarted a terrorist attack and bringing the number of terrorist-related incidents on the Gaza Strip border close to 100 since the beginning of 2010.

AFP - Israeli forces killed several armed Palestinians planning a "terror attack" as they approached the northern border fence of the Gaza Strip, the military said on Thursday.

"IDF (Israel Defence Forces) thwarts terror attack in northern Gaza," a statement from the military said.
             
"Overnight, an IDF force identified a number of armed Palestinians near the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip," said the statement.
             
"An IAF (Israel Air Force) aircraft, accompanied by an IDF ground force using tank shells, fired towards the militants, identifying a hit."
             
Israel's military radio reported that the forces killed two men carrying weapons and explosive devices.
             
A military spokesman told AFP the men were killed inside the Gaza Strip before they entered Israeli territory.
              
There was no immediate word from Israel or the Palestinians on how many people were killed in the incident.
             
The IDF said about 100 "terror-related incidents" have occurred near the border fence surrounding Gaza since the beginning of 2010, "an average of an incident every three days."
             
"The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organisation solely responsible for maintaining the calm in the Gaza Strip and for any terrorist activity emanating from it," the statement said.

 

Date created : 2010-12-02

COMMENT(S)