Gazan Sniper Kills Israeli Civilian

  •   Gazan Sniper Kills Israeli Civilian
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    Israel-Gaza security fence Israel-Gaza security fence Copyright: IDF Spokesperson (archive photo)
    A Gaza sniper killed an Israeli civilian early Tuesday by firing a single bullet at his chest. The individual was shot while doing maintenance along the Israel-Gaza security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. This is the first Israeli civilian killed in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip since Operation Pillar of Defense.
    In response, IAF aircrafts and IDF tanks and infantry retaliated and targeted terror sites in the Gaza Strip. The sites targeted were a weapon manufacturing facility and a terror infrastructure in the southern Gaza Strip, a terror site and another terror infrastructure in the central Gaza Strip, and a concealed rocket launcher in the northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, 24 December 2013, made the following remarks before leaving Sderot for Jerusalem: "This is a very severe incident and we will not let it go unanswered. Our policy until now has been to act beforehand and to respond in force and this is how we will act regarding this incident as well."