"25/06/06 - 12:10
The event began on today, Sunday, just before 5AM. Eight Palestinian jihadists arrived to an IDF post near the Sufa crossing in the Southern Gaza Strip and opened fire at the soldiers.
They also shot an anti-tank missile. Reportedly, two IDF soldiers, a tank commander and a second lieutenant, were killed and six were wounded in the crossfire.
Another soldier is reported missing. A helicopter evacuated the casualties from the area to the Soroka hospital in Beer Sheva. Two of the terrorists were also killed. The Popular Resistance Committees took responsibility for the action.
IDF Chief of Staff, Major General Dan Halutz assembled an emergency evaluation of the situation, and he's expected to ask the government for a military intervention in the Gaza Strip.
IDF troops are entering the Gaza Strip at the moment. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz are conducting a meeting to decide on the Israeli response to the event.
An IDF soldier was reportedly kidnapped by Palestinian jihadists on Sunday morning."terrorism
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