IDF soldiers attacked by Hamas sniper fire

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( An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier from the Bedouin Reconnaissance Battalion was seriously injured Wednesday as Israeli troops on the border with Gaza came under sniper fire from the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

“The #IDF soldier suffered a severe chest injury from #Gaza sniper fire, he was evacuated to hospital for further treatment,” IDF spokesman Lt.-Col. Peter Lerner tweeted. 

“[The] #Hamas sniper attack is an outrageous act of aggression. #IDF will continue to protect its forces & the border area,” Lerner added.

The IDF returned fire, killing a terrorist Hamas sources identified as Tayseer Asmairi.

Posted on December 24, 2014 .