Palestinians Attack IDF Patrol on Israeli Side of Gaza Fence, One Wounded

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel and Nir Hasson - An Israel Defense Forces soldier was hit in the head by shrapnel and moderately wounded Thursday when his jeep was hit by an explosive device near the Gaza Strip security fence on Thursday. The device was fired from the Palestinian side of the fence at a jeep patrolling on the Israeli side several dozen meters away. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack, even though it is part of the cease-fire. Military sources said international pressure will have to be brought to bear on Abbas to bring order to Gaza. The sources said the situation in recent days shows a loss of control by the PA security forces and that things could quickly deteriorate further.

2005-04-22 00:00:00

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