Israeli wounded in shooting

Thursday, October 19, 2006 |  by Staff Writer  

An Israeli man is recovering from gunshot wounds sustained when terrorists opened fire on his car last night on a highway in the Judea-Samaria region.

The man continued driving after he was shot until he reached the settlement's gate and reported what happened. He was taken to a hospital. The IDF is still searching for the shooters.

Meanwhile in Gaza, the army was searching for weapons-smuggling tunnels Thursday morning. In the last two days, soldiers have uncovered seven tunnels. The Israel Defense Forces has launched a wide scale operation in the Gaza Strip in an effort to pressure Hamas into releasing kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and to prevent terror buildup in the Palestinian territory.

Rockets are still being fired by Palestinians from Gaza at western Negev towns and Hamas is claiming to be amassing an army to counter the IDF’s preparations for a massive ground incursion into the Gaza Strip. A spokesman for one of Gaza’ terror groups warned that "the fighters of the al-Kassam will not have mercy on the cowardly [Israeli] soldiers. Your destroyed tanks will become the eternal testimony of your failure and of your running away from the Gaza Strip."

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