Shalom Life | March 27, 2015

Gaza Border Clash Leaves IDF soldier and Terrorist Dead

Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian who broke into Israel, before being shot dead himself

By: Sammy Hudes

Published: June 1st, 2012 in News » Israel

Gaza Border Clash Leaves IDF soldier and Terrorist Dead

An IDF soldier was killed early Friday morning by an armed Palestinian who crossed into Israel from Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The Palestinian crossed the Gaza border fence at 5 a.m. and was able to enter Israel. An IDF reconnaissance unit and a force from the Golani Brigade 12th Battalion reportedly arrived at the scene, before shots were fired leaving an IDF soldier dead. This prompted the Israeli troops to open fire and shot the Palestinian dead.

The Israeli soldier killed was Golani Staff-Sergeant Netanel Moshiashvili, a 21-year-old from Ashkelon.

The IDF said the gunman entered Israel with the intention of killing civilians and had ambushed soldiers sent to intercept him, according to Reuters.

The Golani battalion is currently deployed in the South to conduct patrols along the border in order to protect communities in the area including kibbutz Ein Hashlosha and kibbutz Nirim, according to the Jerusalem Post.

“Due to the fast response by the force a larger terrorist attack in the area was thwarted,” Col. Tal Hermoni, commander of the Gaza Division’s Southern Brigade told reporters.

“We are in a state of constant fighting and our mission is to protect the residents, and we do that with resolve and determination.”

Israel blamed the incident on Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, however sources in Gaza said the dead gunman was affiliated with the Islamic Jihad, which operates independently of Hamas.

“The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in a statement.

The Islamic Jihad faction denied the accusation, but welcomed the attack in a text message sent to journalists, according to the Associated Press. The group suggested the infiltrator, who they identified as Ahmad Nassar, might have been acting alone, calling him a “martyr who has carried out the heroic attack.”

Later in the day, two rockets landed in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel, causing no damages or injuries, the IDF reported. The IAF responded by striking targets in the southern Gaza Strip, recording direct hits, Army Radio reported. Gaza health official Adham Abu Salmia told the Associated Press that three people were seriously wounded when the Israeli airstrike targeted their vehicle.

Chicago Tribune Cartoon Paints Bibi As Murderous Warmonger Chicago Tribune Cartoon Paints Bibi As Murderous Warmonger TrendingNew Orleans Student Group Launches Petition to Divest from Palestinian Authority New Orleans Student Group Launches Petition to Divest from Palestinian Authority TrendingKanye West & Kim Kardashian Are Coming to Israel Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Are Coming to Israel Trending
 

Facebook Integrates Israeli App into Messenger

March 26, 2015 | By NoCamels Team
Facebook Integrates Israeli App into Messenger

Social media giant incorporates Magisto, an app that turns photos and videos into a short animated film

Read More

Toronto's Iconic Pancer’s Deli To Reopen

March 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Toronto's Iconic Pancer’s Deli To Reopen

The deli, which was sold five years ago and closed earlier this year, is back in Pancer's hands and won't be leaving them any time soon

Read More

Israeli Scientists Accurately Determine The Length Of A Day On Saturn

March 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Israeli Scientists Accurately Determine The Length Of A Day On Saturn

Using a new technique, a team of scientists from the Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute have found a way to study the passing of time in other planets of the solar system

Read More

Harvey Weinstein Takes Home Humanitarian Award, Urges Jews To Kick anti-Semites "in the Ass”

March 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Harvey Weinstein Takes Home Humanitarian Award, Urges Jews To Kick anti-Semites "in the Ass”

During his acceptance speech during the Simon Wiesenthal Center's National Tribute Dinner, Weinstein asked people to stand up against violence and oppression

Read More

Meet Shalom Life's Top 20 Under 40, Class of 2015

March 26, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Meet Shalom Life's Top 20 Under 40, Class of 2015

Profiling the best and the brightest of Jewish Toronto

Read More

Jason Segel Tapped to Write/Direct New 'Lego' Movie

March 26, 2015 | By Sy Berg
Jason Segel Tapped to Write/Direct New 'Lego' Movie

Segel, who helped Disney revive 'The Muppets', will work alongside 'Iron Man 3' writer Drew Pearce

Read More

Parents, Widow of Fallen IDF Soldier Battle Over Custody of His Sperm

March 26, 2015 | By Yoram Yarkoni
Parents, Widow of Fallen IDF Soldier Battle Over Custody of His Sperm

Groundbreaking ruling awards parents of Israeli soldier right to use his sperm to father a child, despite his widow's objections

Read More

Chicago Tribune Cartoon Paints Bibi As Murderous Warmonger

March 26, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Chicago Tribune Cartoon Paints Bibi As Murderous Warmonger

The publication allowed "the mainstreaming of incendiary lies about the leader of the Jewish state," says Simon Wiesenthal Center

Read More

More Headlines