By Hana Levi Julian, Jewish Press—
Israeli aircraft struck Hamas terrorist targets in Gaza late Saturday night after a day in which hundreds of Hamas-led Gazans burned tires, hurled explosives and opened gunfire.
In one case an Israeli Border Guard officer was shot by a Gazan at point-blank range through a hole in the security wall. The IDF is also investigating, however, whether sniper fire was aimed from a distance at the position of the officer who was involved in the Israeli preparations for the riots at the border.
The wounded officer was taken by helicopter to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva, where he was listed in critical condition after surviving emergency surgery, according to Channel N12 News.
Earlier this week Gaza terrorists fired a rocket at the border city of Sderot in southern Israel. The projectile was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system, triggered because the rocket was on a trajectory to reach a populated area.
Israel allegedly sent Egyptian mediators a message saying the time for restraint is over, Arab sources said.
The Bader site in western Gaza, the Mashtal site, the Arin site in central Gaza and other terrorist positions were targeted by Israeli fighter aircraft and UAVs. Continue Reading…