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Netanyahu blocks money transfers to Gaza

Netanyahu to the Defense and Foreign Affairs Commission

Netanyahu to the Defense and Foreign Affairs Commission

Miriam Alster / Flash90

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has ordered the arrest of Qatar's funds in the Gaza Strip after the shooting of an IDF soldier by a Hamas-controlled enclave terrorist on Tuesday.

The next inflow of Qatari money is scheduled for tomorrow. At the start of this week, Israel allowed transfers to resume after a two-week ban due to the launch of incendiary balloons and a rocket.

Netanyahu's decision follows the shooting in which the life of a soldier was saved when the bullet hit his helmet but failed to penetrate the metal. The soldier was slightly wounded and evacuated to the Soroka Medical Center.

Shortly before the shooting, the terrorists broke through the security fence, sabotaged military equipment and returned to the Gaza Strip. The IDF responded by firing bullets from tanks into the Hamas position.

A spokesman for IDF said: "An IDF tank attacked an observation post belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization after an IDF officer was slightly injured in a disorder in the southern Gaza Strip, which included the launch of stones against IDF forces, are under investigation. "

Subsequently, the IDF issued a further statement: "Following the previous investigation, a preliminary investigation revealed that during a revolt involving the throwing of stones, a terrorist opened fire on the IDF soldiers, one of whom was slightly injured and was evacuated to the hospital ".

"In addition, five suspects approached the security fence in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Two of the suspects crossed Israel and immediately returned to the Gaza Strip."

A member of the Hamas terrorist organization was killed by the Israeli police tank fire.

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