A wounded soldier near the Soroka Hospital (Photo: Haim Horenstein)
YNetNews By: Matan Tzuri, Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy and Ilana Curiel
Two soldiers were seriously wounded and two others moderately and lightly wounded Saturday afternoon when an explosive device was set off near an IDF patrol around the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip, opposite the Ein HaShlosha kibbutz. The force approached the fence after noticing a suspicious flag planted there.
Emergency services flooded the scene and the wounded were airlifted to the Soroka University Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. Their families were notified. The IDF retaliated with tank fire at an observation post in the southern strip seemingly operated by Palestinian Islamic Jihad.