Gaza flareup: 3 Israeli troops injured in heavy firefight triggered by armed Palestinian infiltrator

A pre-dawn exchange of fire erupted in the Khan Younes area of southern Gaza on Thursday, Aug. 1 when an IDF patrol intercepted a Palestinian infiltrator who opened fire on the troops, injuring three. An officer was moderately injured. The Palestinian shooter was killed in return fire and Israel tanks shelled Hamas positions. The outbreak began shortly after the IDF ended a four-day exercise. According to unconfirmed sources, including eye-witness reports to social media, a large IDF force retaliated with massive strength against Hamas including aircraft and naval vessels which battered southern Gaza from the sea. Civilian locations were placed on alert and soldiers deployed at key points and blocked roads in defensive posture.

The fighting flared just hours after the IDF wound up a four-day exercise for drilling its response to a sudden outbreak of hostilities from the Gaza Strip that would coincide with fighting on the northern border. Summing up the exercise, Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Avivi Kochavi said the IDF had attained a high level of preparedness but warned the troops not to be lulled or deceived by the relative calm of recent weeks and to stand ready for the situation to change suddenly at any moment.
DEBKAfile’s sources: The incident occurred shortly after a senior Hamas delegation led by Salah Al-Arouri, returned from Tehran, where it was received by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and discussed a fresh supply of Iranian arms to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip.

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39 thoughts on “Gaza flareup: 3 Israeli troops injured in heavy firefight triggered by armed Palestinian infiltrator

  • Aug 1, 2019 @ 7:13 at 7:13
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    The terrorist was eliminated by the IDF. And another one bites the dust.

    • Aug 1, 2019 @ 7:31 at 7:31
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      Waiting for the day israel-arab-iranian war destroy them all and makes a better world <3

      • Aug 1, 2019 @ 19:14 at 19:14
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        Response to “From Russia with hate”: Jews laugh at your antisemitic hate while you Russians get arrested in Moscow demonstrations.

        • Aug 1, 2019 @ 19:34 at 19:34
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          If that’s a fact, then perhaps being arrested is much better than being killed by knife or rocket attack

          • Aug 1, 2019 @ 20:19 at 20:19
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            About fighting Hamas, something is wrong in Israel – Season 3 of Fauda is long overdue
            And why only a season by year?
            This is definitely not Ok!

          • Aug 2, 2019 @ 5:17 at 5:17
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            Russians get killed by

            – Chechyn bombs on Moscow subways
            – schools hijacked by Muslims who kill all children
            – Russian planes shot down by Syrian missiles

          • Aug 2, 2019 @ 15:14 at 15:14
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            Marg Bar – you forgot they also get killed by Turkish Secret Police in art galleries – I won’t hold it against you as it seems many forgot that incident …

    • Aug 1, 2019 @ 12:45 at 12:45
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      Hamas Servant R.I.P. Time For Peace!

      • Aug 1, 2019 @ 19:50 at 19:50
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        All dead Palestinians go to the Area P in the county of Phuck’em.
        All dead Hams go to the Area H of the Haawiyah pit situated in the same county of Phuck’em.
        Haawiyah is mentionned in the Quran, sometimes also referred as Hutamah.
        Phuck’em is not mentionned, but who really cares?

        • Aug 2, 2019 @ 5:27 at 5:27
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          Nice

    • Aug 1, 2019 @ 13:32 at 13:32
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      a usual fact of the life of the adepts of the religion of peace:shoot,hate,kill,violence,nothing new after thousand years

  • Aug 1, 2019 @ 7:19 at 7:19
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    Hete we go again.Time to finish of Hamas and co.Long overdue.And no more cash transfers….And ceasefires.

  • Aug 1, 2019 @ 7:56 at 7:56
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    Why are Hamas terrorists allowed to come and go from Gaza to Iran? These people should be arrested immediately wherever they are found. It is entirely possible that the Torah allows them to be shot on sight for that matter.

    • Aug 1, 2019 @ 12:23 at 12:23
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      This may be a rhetorical question but what would king David do?

      • Aug 1, 2019 @ 15:41 at 15:41
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        Read Deuteronomy 20. This chapter is too clear for the current Jewish comfort zone.

        • Aug 1, 2019 @ 22:17 at 22:17
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          Shalom Ron,

          Thank you for posting your comment. You are very accurate. The Knesset needs to follow the instructions given to us in the Torah.

      • Aug 1, 2019 @ 16:36 at 16:36
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        take it to yhwh in prayer, submit to his response, and win a totally non-symmetrical victory, then give thanks.

      • Aug 1, 2019 @ 17:02 at 17:02
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        ps, another thing King David would do is NOT wipe out the Gibeonites, as Saul did. Every situation must be kept in balance. Too many people worship Mars, when they should be serving YHWH.

      • Aug 1, 2019 @ 20:50 at 20:50
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        Henry… David would be Picking Up Stones & Preparing Shields for War! King Solomon, asking “Why Serve Iran Philistine Regime, When Palestinians can be Free & Lead Independent State & Gaza”?

      • Aug 1, 2019 @ 22:13 at 22:13
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        I believe that King David would follow the Torah and drive the inhabitants of Gaza out permanently.

    • Aug 1, 2019 @ 12:57 at 12:57
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      They travel through Egypt. Israel has no control over that.

    • Aug 1, 2019 @ 17:36 at 17:36
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      Jay… The Hamas Delegation of Servants led by the Butler, Cooks and Waiters Salah Al-Arouri, returned from Tehran, where Trained to Serve the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Family & Fresh Supply Musaqaa, Fesenjoon, with Turkey Arms, Wings, & Legs of Persian Dinners, Wash His German Luxury Cars, and Clean his Palace to Teach Other Hamas & Fatah Servants in Gaza Strip. Servants Bow and Beg!

      • Aug 1, 2019 @ 22:07 at 22:07
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        Shalom Ginger,

        Thanks for the message. I appreciate your comments. The bunker busters are ready for the Iranian nuclear installations and will be used very soon. Eventually the good people of Iran will get their country back from the Ayatollah.

        Jay

        • Aug 2, 2019 @ 4:16 at 4:16
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          Jay… Shalom, Shlamaa, Salām, Barış, Solh & Hasîtî! Iran needs the Persian People Palace Busters Removing Aaytollah’s Shiia Regime for Persian Freedom with Israeli Friendship! Thank You!

  • Aug 1, 2019 @ 12:15 at 12:15
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    Expecting more arms to be snuggled into Gaza? Then stop it!

  • Aug 1, 2019 @ 12:27 at 12:27
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    Israel is waiting to be invited to teheran for tea with hitler, himmler & eichmann ? You say no? Why ? If you are not going to teheran to take out the nazi monsters of today, so what are you doing then ? As I said – waiting to be invited for tea to the nazi monsters in teheran …
    WAKE UP ISRAEL – HITLER IS AFTER YOU AGAIN TO FINISH HIS JOB – THIS TIME WITH MISSILES + NUKES !
    History will dump present israeli gov. for driving the nation over the cliff…

    • Aug 1, 2019 @ 15:28 at 15:28
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      Not to worry. Israel is not asleep and the Aryan/Iranian Mullahs will be getting a helping of payback in the next 4 months. Actually, it already started with the Harpy Drone strike(s) in Iraq.

  • Aug 1, 2019 @ 13:32 at 13:32
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    a usual fact of the life of the adepts of the religion of peace:shoot,hate,kill,violence,nothing new after thousand years

    • Aug 2, 2019 @ 5:20 at 5:20
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      Make Brevik Prime Minister of Norway.

  • Aug 1, 2019 @ 13:43 at 13:43
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    agree with the replyers. I think hamas wont be destroyed under bibi`s watch

  • Aug 1, 2019 @ 17:51 at 17:51
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    ALL that could be said was already mentioned, more than once – by this writer !

  • Aug 1, 2019 @ 19:54 at 19:54
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    Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas once again preparing for Iran’s Urging Intifada while refusing all Offers of Peaceful Coexistence. Once again, Palestinians once Invited to Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and other Nations try to take over Neighborhoods until those Nations Ban & Deport to other Lands. Even Arab Nation do not want Palestinians that Act this way, but expect Israel to put up with the Attacks they Reject?

  • Aug 1, 2019 @ 22:14 at 22:14
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    I believe that King David would follow the Torah and drive the inhabitants of Gaza out permanently.

  • Aug 2, 2019 @ 3:46 at 3:46
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    President Trump Holds a Press Conference & Not One Question-Comment on Iran, Regime, IRGC proving Ignored, & Forgotten, Suffering Sanctions of Sins, Lacking Revenues, Deaths in Iraq as if Iran Doesn’t Exist!

  • Aug 2, 2019 @ 6:21 at 6:21
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    INS-ICE issued Fugitive Alert for Venezuelan Minister Tareck El Aissami, Hizballah’s Bagmen of Oil, Gold & Narcotics Trafficking Charges Through Investments!

  • Aug 2, 2019 @ 11:12 at 11:12
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    Firm believer the 2 state solution will provide peace?
    Think again!

  • Aug 2, 2019 @ 20:38 at 20:38
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    “Answered to Russia”: The Pentagon is testing a new rocket. The Pentagon is preparing to test the rocket, which should challenge Russia in Europe. media reports

    “Answered to Russia”: The Pentagon is testing a new rocket

    The Pentagon began preparations for testing a new cruise non-nuclear missile, reports CNN, citing a source. According to the channel, the United States developed a rocket as a “response to Russia.”

  • Aug 3, 2019 @ 2:34 at 2:34
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    So a Palestinian infiltrated the coast, in southern Gaza? Isn’t this as far away from Israel that a Gazan can get? I know Gaza is a prison, but c’mon!

  • Aug 12, 2019 @ 11:36 at 11:36
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    Good shootin’ dear Palestinian brother

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