A 22-year-old Israeli working on the security fence surrounding the Gaza Strip was shot and severely wounded by a terrorist sniper firing from within the Gaza Strip yesterday afternoon. The worker was fixing the damage caused by the recent storm.
An IAF helicopter was called in to evacuate him. He was taken to Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva for treatment and IDF forces launched searches for the shooter.
This was the fourth terrorist attack in the past 48 hours.
The worker ultimately died of his wounds.
Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu stated before leaving Sderot for Yerushalayim: “This is a very severe incident and we will not let it go unanswered. Our policy until now has been to act beforehand and to respond in force and this is how we will act regarding this incident as well.”
Aryeh Savir – Tazpit News Agency