? IDF officer wounded during undercover mission in Gaza released from hospital
The IDF officer who was seriously wounded during an undercover mission earlier this week in Gaza was released from Soroka hospital this afternoon.
Dr. George Grimberg, Director of the Department of Vascular Surgery in Soroka, said that the officer was released today in good condition ready for rehabilitation in the coming days.
The officer was injured in a fire exchange that erupted between the Special Force and Hamas terrorists late Sunday night. Another officer, identified only as Lieutenant Colonel ‘M’ was killed during the operation.
Most details of the operation could not be published by order of the IDF censor.
IDF Special Forces entered 2 miles into Gaza in a civilian vehicle on Sunday evening as a part of an undercover mission.
The force was exposed and an exchange of fire erupted while an Israeli aircraft accompanied the ground forces.
At least seven Muslim terrorists, including a Hamas leader in the Khan Yunis area, were eliminated after a heavy fire exchange. All the eliminated terrorists were part of the Hamas terror group armed wing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, whose sole mission is to murder Jews.
The raid led on Monday and Tuesday to an unprecedented barrage of rockets from Gaza towards southern Israel, that ended in a ceasefire between Israel and the terror group.
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman announced his resignation on Wednesday, in protest of the ceasefire, criticizing it as “surrender to terrorism” and calling for elections to be held as a soon as possible.