Two IDF soldiers killed stopping 'Palestinian' infiltration into Israel, apparently kidnap attempt
Two IDF soldiers - 20-year old Adar Branso and 45-year old Amotz Greenberg - were killed this morning attempting to stop a 'Palestinian' infiltration into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Two other IDF soldiers were moderately wounded.
Two IDF soldiers were killed after terrorists tried to infiltrate Israel Saturday morning, two also sustained moderate wounds in the incident. The two fallen soldiers were named as Sgt. Adar Barsano, 20, and Maj. Amotz Greenberg, 45, an IDF officer, it was cleared for publication Saturday evening.
IDF soldiers also killed one of at least nine terrorists who tried to infiltrate southern Israel on Saturday morning, in the Eshkol region, some 15 kilometers from the southern Gaza border.
According to the IDF, in the early morning hours an attempted infiltration attempted was thwarted. "A number of terrorists entered Israel through a terror tunnel and opened fire on IDF forces who were patrolling the area," the IDF said, adding the forces returned fire and managed to "repel" the terrorists.According to this report (link in Hebrew) the terrorists were in the area of Kibbutz Be'eri and were discovered accidentally. The same website reports on Facebook (link in Hebrew) that the terrorists were wearing IDF uniforms and were carrying sleeping drugs and handcuffs.
An initial investigation revealed that no less than nine terrorists, armed with guns and anti-tank missiles attempted to enter Israel, apparently in a bid to penetrate into a southern community and undertake a massive terror attack which could have seen numerous Israelis killed.
Israeli security forces told residents of the area to remain in their homes during the incident.
The order was lifted in the early afternoon, but residents were reminded tro remain 15 seconds away from a shelter at all times