Two terrorists in Israel were killed in two separate incidents Tuesday, according to reports.
One of the terrorists, Khaled al-Sultan, was killed by an Israel Air Force airstrike. The 26-year-old had been working for a terror cell near the Gaza Strip.
Another terrorist, Mossaab Hus, was killed as he and another terrorist tried to enter Israeli territory and damage the security fence. As they fled back to Gaza, Israeli aircraft fired at the two, killing Hus.
The deaths of the terrorists come just after the Israeli army lost an officer in a secret operation inside Gaza.
The officer, identified only as Lt. Col. M., was killed after Israeli officers entered southern Gaza in a car. Qassam militants were able to find the car and opened fire.
Seven Palestinians were killed in the firefight. In response, militants fired more then 300 rockets into Israeli territories. One civilian was wounded.
The IDF officer was buried Monday.
“I came to thank and to salute a hero, on behalf of the entire State of Israel. The very best of our boys, whose memory will be forever engraved in our hearts,” said President Reuven Rivlin at the funeral.
“M was one of the bravest and most daring soldiers and commanders of the State of Israel and he fell defending the citizens of Israel, the children of Israel. He lived by the values he was brought up on: bravery, self-sacrifice, daring and determination, and that is how he died.”
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