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Overnight Hamas attempted two infiltrations through tunnels, one of which opened up near the dining room of Kibbutz in Israel.

Both sets of terrorists were eliminated by the IDF. There are unspecified reports of Israeli casualties.


The Times of Israel reports:

In open ground near Erez five terrorists come out of a tunnel shortly after six in the morning. They surface near the security fence and only a few hundred yards from the nearest community. An IAF aircraft intercepts them, killing all five, with no Israelis wounded. …

Near Kibbutz Nir Am, a second group of terrorists surface on the Israeli side of the border.

It is not clear if they emerge from a different tunnel or a branch of the one that served the other squad, nor is the number of gunmen confirmed. The sizable squad is able to surprise a passing army jeep, ambushing it with an anti-tank missile and inflicting Israeli casualties. But with the help of Nahal troops the force is able to kill the operatives and thwart an infiltration to civilian areas or an abduction attempt.

Ynet has more on this incident as well as other fighting:

The intense fighting in the Shuja’iyya neighborhood in the eastern Gaza Strip has also continued into Monday. Overnight, the IDF forces killed 10 terrorists in a series of incidents. At least one terror tunnel was uncovered in the neighborhood. …

A senior military source said Monday morning that “we have reached the positions we wanted. There were a number of incidents. The forces continued to deal with the tunnels tonight.”

Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, the IDF has attacked some 2,800 terror targets – including a hit on the head of Hamas’ reconnaissance unit.

The IDF released photographs of terrorists firing from civilian areas in the Shuja’iya neighborhood where the heavy fighting took place yesterday.
Names of a number of the 13 soldiers killed yesterday have been released.
Carmeli was an American citizen from Texas. Another American citizen Max Steinberg from California was also killed.

A summary of the first 13 days of Operation Protective Edge.