Army finds another IED on Gaza border; police disar

September 14, 2018
IDF detonates bomb in a ‘controlled blast’ for second time in 2 days, blames Hamas terror group for the attempted attack

A police sapper disarms an airborne explosive device that landed in the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Gat on September 14, 2018.

Judah Ari Gross writes in Times of Israel, “The Israeli military found and destroyed an improvised explosive device along the southern Gaza border on Friday, the second such case in two days. In addition, a cluster of balloons carrying an unlit explosive detonator, which was apparently launched from the Gaza Strip, landed in a playground in the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Gat. The army said the improvised explosive device had been hidden underneath a pile of dirt next to the security fence, east of the Gazan city of Khan Younis. It had a receiver attached to it, allowing the device to be set off remotely, according to the Israel Defense Forces…’ This was the second such explosive device planted along the southern Gaza security fence and discovered by the IDF this week.”

“The military accused the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group of being behind the attempted attack. ‘Hamas continues to try to harm defensive infrastructure and security forces in the security fence area, while using residents of the Gaza Strip as human shields and as cover for terrorist activities,’ the army said in a statement.” (more…)

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