IDF GROUND OP, DAY 2: ‘HAMAS HAS TAKEN A SERIOUS HIT’
by JORDAN SCHACHTEL 19 Jul 2014,
Tel Aviv, Israel — Midday Saturday, a Hamas terror cell attempted to infiltrate Israel through a tunnel network in the Gaza Strip. They were met by Israeli forces, who reportedly exchanged fire with the jihadis and pushed them back underground.
Four IDF soldiers were wounded after an anti-tank missile was fired at their position. A Hamas militant was killed in the exchange. Hamas had bragged earlier that its operatives managed to get behind “enemy lines.” The IDF published photos of the weapons carried by the Hamas infiltrators. Israel’s Channel 10 News said there were reports that the Hamas terrorists were wearing IDF uniforms during the raid.
Jihadi sits in Gaza tunnel (Reuters)
Separately, a rocket attack killed an Israeli Bedouin civilian near Dimona, Israel, Saturday. The IDF blames Hamas for the man’s death. Last week, a Hamas spokesman said that their rockets were designed only to target Jews.