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IDF thwarts terror attack

The Israeli military foiled an attempted terror attack along the border of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip last night.

IDF troops including a tank crew were immediately dispatched after three armed Palestinians were spotted near the Israeli community of Kibbutz Kissufim. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit informed TV7 “the terrorists infiltrated Israeli territory, moving some 400 meters from the border fence before they were stopped by the IDF.”

Amid a manhunt of the area, the Palestinian-Islamists hurled a grenade and an explosive devise at the troops.

All three terrorists are believed to have been killed during an exchange of fire that immediately ensued, including a direct hit by the IDF tank.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit underscored to TV7 that “at no point were local residents in any danger.”

In related developments, a cluster of balloons loaded with explosives was discovered at midnight near the southern Israeli community of Netivot. Police sappers were immediately dispatched to the scene, where they safely detonated the bomb with no injuries or damage.

In spite of the rise in terror-related activities emanating from Gaza toward Israel, Jerusalem authorized yet another installment of funds from Qatar to the Hamas-controlled enclave to alleviate the suffering of its impoverished population. Doha’s Foreign Ministry confirmed that Deputy Envoy Khaled al-Hardan entered the Islamist territory to deliver the aid.

While the Israeli Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to TV7’s request for comment, the IDF levelled a stark warning to Hamas via foreign mediators that any attempted-disruption of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem will be met with forceful retaliation.