An IDF non-commissioned officer was killed on Tuesday morning in a massive bomb attack by Gaza operatives along Israel's border with the Strip. Another officer was seriously wounded and two soldiers were lightly hurt in the incident near the Kissufim crossing, the army said.
Following the attack, the IDF fired at several targets inside Gaza and IAF helicopters were spotted hovering over the Strip. Palestinians reported that IDF tank shells hit residential buildings, but no casualties were reported. Defense Minister Ehud Barak called the attack "severe" and promised an Israeli response. Barak, who was touring the Ze'elim base in the South, would not say what the nature or extent of the response to the attack would be.
And just in case you think this is strictly a one-off there is this little blurb of information tucked at the end of the article:
Last Tuesday, Palestinian gunmen opened fire on IDF soldiers in two separate incidents near the Gaza border, and eight mortar shells were also fired at southern Israel. No one was wounded and no damage was reported in the attacks.Can I suggest all those protestors who carried signs saying ‘Free Gaza” or ‘Free Palestine’ add the line – ‘cause Hamas won’t’