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Palestinian terrorists open fire on IDF cargo plane

The low-flying Super Hercules aircraft was attacked from Jenin.

An Israel Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules, June 25, 2015. Photo by Ofer Zidon/Flash90.
An Israel Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules, June 25, 2015. Photo by Ofer Zidon/Flash90.

Palestinian Arab terrorists fired on an Israel Air Force cargo plane as it flew over Samaria on Sunday.

Footage posted to social media networks showed an Israel Defense Forces C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft flying low, Arutz Sheva reported.

Gunfire is heard in the video. The caption in the video says: “Soldiers firing on a Zionist army plane while it was flying over a Jenin refugee camp.”

Jenin has long been a hotbed of terrorism with the IDF frequently conducting operations in the city in response.

Meanwhile, the Israel Air Force shot down an unidentified aircraft on Sunday after it crossed from Syria into Israeli territory, the IDF said in a statement.

Helicopters and fighter jets were scrambled to intercept the drone, which was monitored by the IAF, and downed it over open territory in northern Israel.

The drone did not pose a threat and alarms were not activated in nearby communities, the army said. The military is investigating the incident, which comes after a series of airstrikes in recent days on Iranian targets in Syria attributed to Israel.

Five Syrian soldiers were wounded on Sunday in Israeli airstrikes in Homs province, according to the Syrian Defense Ministry.

Also on Sunday, Iran’s semi-official Mehr News Agency reported that a second Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) member, identified as Meqdad Meqdani, died of wounds sustained in a March 31 airstrike on the outskirts of Damascus also attributed to Israel.

Citing a military source, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on Friday that “bursts of missiles” had been launched from the direction of the Golan Heights shortly after midnight.

The IRGC said in a statement the same day that Milad Heidari, an IRGC military adviser, had been killed in the attack, according to Mehr.

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