An IDF soldier was moderately wounded and two others lightly wounded, while on a routine activity earlier this morning, adjacent to the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. The soldier received initial first aid treatment on scene and was evacuated by helicopter to a hospital for further medical care.
Terror organizations continue their relentless attempts to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers by using the area adjacent to the security fence for laying explosive devices and attempting to carry out terror attacks. Three weeks ago, another IDF officer was severely injured, also while on routine activity adjacent to the fence in the central Gaza Strip.
The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians, and will operate against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.