During the exchange of fire along the Gaza border, an soldier of Israel and an Arab terrorist has been killed. The army of Israel confirmed that the Arab cut through the border fence and opened fire on troops of Israel, who then shot back.
On Gaza border
According to BBC correspondent, the incident comes after several months of relative calm along the Gaza border. According to the reports that there was huge fog in the area that is making easier to approach the fence undetected. According to media of Israel, the incident took place near the Kissufim crossing.
It is not common for army of Israel to open fire on Arab who approach the fence. According to BBC’s Jon Donnison reports, it is very rare for a Arab to break through and for a solider of Israel to be killed in such an exchange. The People of southern Israel quoted through the Associated Press and confirmed that in the early morning they heard gunfire and also heard Israeli helicopters circling in the air. According to them tank shell were fired into Gaza that set fire to fields. Forces of Israel set off smoke bombs to obscure the view as helicopters circled. After some time, reported to the sources in Gaza that the air strike of Israel is on Suspected militants.
Israel and the Gaza Border
Israel has not gave any comment on it and immediately it was not clear that firefight and the airstrike were connected. Between the boundary of Gaza and Israel, the military of Israel maintains an exclusion zone, and the military activities regularly carry out by the troops and fire on Arabs who approach the fence. According to an military person of Israel in a statement, the Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity coming from the Gaza strip.