Skip to comments.Two IDF soldiers killed in Gaza border clashes
Posted on 03/26/2010 10:23:41 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
Two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed Friday in clashes with Palestinian militants near the Kissufim crossing on the Gaza border, the IDF spokesperson confirmed. One of the soldiers killed was the regiment's deputy commander.
The soldiers have been named as Major Eliraz Peretz, 31, from Kiryat Arba and First Lieutenant Ilan Sebiatkovsky, 21, from Rishon Lezion.
Peretz' brother, First Lieutenant Orian Peretz, was killed in south Lebanon in 1998.
Two more soldiers were wounded in the incident, one of whom is in serious condition.
During the incident, IDF troops shot and killed two Palestinian militants near the Gaza security fence as they allegedly attempted to plant an explosive device near the border.
According to the Palestinian news agencies, heavy crossfire was held between the IDF soldiers and the Palestinians near the Kissufim crossing east of Khan Yunis, during which the two Palestinians were killed.
Hamas said its gunmen fired on Israeli soldiers who crossed into the Gaza Strip.
"An Israeli army force raided 500 metres (yards) into Palestinian territory, and was confronted by our gunmen," said Abu Obeida, spokesman for the Hamas armed wing. "This was our work, but was carried out for defense."
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinians in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah, following a protest against the expansion of the nearby Israeli settlement of Halamish on March 26, 2010. Israel vowed policy on Jerusalem would not change as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his security cabinet to craft a response to US demands for peace-promoting concessions.
Palestinian women look at an Israeli soldier as he takes position during clashes with Palestinian stonethrowers in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah following a protest against the expansion of the nearby Israeli settlement of Halamish on March 26, 2010. Israel vowed policy on Jerusalem would not change as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his security cabinet to craft a response to US demands for peace-promoting concessions.
Thanks to Obama, looks like it’s the beginning of another Intifidah.
My prayers are with Israel.
I blame Obama for his rhetoric.
Obama is to blame and we must let the world know it!
The Prime Minister's Office issued a statement saying Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "joins in the grief of the families of soldiers who died today protecting the state and hopes for the quick recovery of the wounded soldiers.
"This is a hard day for the State of Israel and for the Israel Defense Force," Netanyahu said.
In a hint of warning, Netanyahu added "Israel's strong positions on those wishing to harm its civilians and soldiers - is well known."
Imagine how bad Ozero feels now for skipping out on Bibi during his visit to the White House this week.
Obama "demanded" Netanyahu's answer by Saturday regarding peace. The Gazans answered for him.
“Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.” - General Moshe Dayan
Yes. It is happening. And we knew it would. I believe this is why Netanyahu went to the white tent in the first place. To try and reason with abu because he knew this was coming. abu knows exactly what he has done. It is his plan and he will not be deterred by reason.
Staff Sergeant Ilan Sviatkovsky, 1989-2010 (IDF)
Perhaps Bibi should send the dog-tags of these soldiers to Obama on overnight delivery...as his answer to Obama’s “demands”.
Major Eliraz Peretz, killed in clashes
Oh the soothing dulcet tones of Obama/Biden, bringing war and poverty to the world’s people...
Ayers must be in seventh heaven today.
That’s not good, is it? I mean, like, really not good?
Yes I agree....Bo is beyond discription any more...he has crossed all boundaries and will continue so....I do hate him...and there it is.
What if US America got a dictator?
Breaking via Twitter news
mpoppel Sky News: Israeli tanks roll into the Gaza Strip / IDF spokeswoman has no immediate comment, is working to get information.
OH MAN That be cool take that Mr President
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