November 2nd, 2006
IDF SPOKESPERSON ANNOUNCEMENT
#1 Transfer of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip today
Despite continuous terror threats on the crossings at the expense of the
Palestinian population, 210 truckloads of food, medical supplies and other
basic commodities were transferred to the Gaza Strip through the Karni
crossing throughout the course of the day. In addition, 250 calves, 39
truckloads of medical equipment and 42,000 kg of flour went through the Sufa
#2 Summary of IDF activity in the Beit Hanoun area today
Today, November 2nd 2006, IDF forces have continued operating in the Beit
Hanoun area in the northern Gaza Strip against terror infrastructure in
general and rocket launching infrastructure in particular.
IDF forces are conducting searches in the area of Beit Hanoun, in order to
locate terror operatives, armed gunmen and weaponry.
During the day, the IDF carried out an aerial attack against a Qassam rocket
launcher in the northern Gaza Strip, which was ready for launch at Israel.
Furthermore, IDF forces have killed at least five armed gunmen and
identified hitting approximately another ten. More than 15 armed gunmen were
killed since the operation began, yesterday, and over 70 others have been
Approximately 15 Palestinians suspected of terrorist activity were arrested
by IDF forces today in the area of Beit Hanoun, and were taken for
questioning by security forces.
In different incidents today, armed gunmen opened fire at IDF forces
operating in the area, fired an anti tank missile at an IDF force and
planted an explosive device near a force, which identified it and detonated
it in a controlled manner. No damage or injuries were reported in any of the
Two Israeli civilians were lightly injured by Qassam rockets which landed in
two houses in an Israeli city in the western Negev. Six Qassam rockets
landed in Israel today.
The IDF operation targets terrorist organizations and infrastructure only,
while making every effort to avoid harming civilians. The IDF continues to
warn civilians to stay away from combat areas. The IDF will implement all
means at its disposal to prevent and disrupt the launching of rockets at
Israel and to damage the terror infrastructure in the Beit Hanoun area.