An IDF soldier was saved by his equipment — and by God's mighty hand of protection — when he was targeted by a terrorist sniper on the Gaza border today. The Jerusalem Post's Anna Ahronheim reports on the wounding of the soldier, as well as the IDF's response to the Hamas attack:
An IDF tank struck a Hamas observation post killing one Palestinian after an IDF officer was lightly injured Tuesday evening by gunfire along the border with the southern Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian casualty was identified by the Gaza health ministry as 24-year-old Mahmoud Abed al-Nabahin. Another two Palestinians were reported to have been injured, one seriously.
The shelling came in response to gunfire targeting IDF troops stationed along the border fence near Kibbutz Kissufim during a riot which saw hundreds of Palestinians hurling stones at troops stationed along the border fence. “An initial investigation in the field found that during a riot, which included rock throwing, a terrorist opened fire at IDF troops. A bullet struck the helmet of an IDF officer who was stationed at the scene,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.
He was lightly injured by the gunfire and was treated in the field before being evacuated to Saroka hospital in Beersheba...