(JNS.org) Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops killed 15 Hamas terrorists who infiltrated Israel through terror tunnels on Monday, thwarting what could have been a massive terror attack on Israeli soil, Israel Hayom reported.
Meanwhile, Israeli tanks continued to shell terror targets in Gaza following the bloodiest day of the nearly two-week military offensive that showed no signs of abating, despite global calls for a truce. Thirteen Israeli soldiers and dozens of Palestinians were killed in heavy fighting in the Shujaiyya quarter of Gaza on Sunday.
Early on Monday, two Palestinian terror squads managed to cross into Israel through two tunnels leading into the area of Kibbutz Nir Am and Kibbutz Erez, near the Gaza border. IDF spotters identified the infiltration and the Israeli Air Force killed the first squad. Ground troops were dispatched and managed to kill the second squad after sustaining an anti-tank missile attack.