September 11, 2007: A Palestinian rocket
fired from Gaza landed in the midst of sleeping Israeli soldiers at an army
base, and wounded nine of them with fragments. For some reason, Israeli media
described the casualties as much higher, describing over fifty soldiers as
casualties, although these men were only near enough the explosion to have
heard it (and were described as suffering from "shock.")
September 7, 2007: In Gaza a group of Islamic
terrorists tried to drive through the security fence and attack an Israeli
outpost. Six terrorists were killed and the attack defeated. In another part of
Gaza, an Israeli raid left four Islamic terrorists dead. Israeli
operatives disguised as Arabs also arrested a senior Hamas official in Gaza.
This was believed to be part of a plan to use captured Hamas leaders to obtain
the release of an Israeli soldier held by Hamas for over a year.
Syria claimed to have fired at
an Israeli F-15 aircraft near the Turkish border. The Turks later claimed that
some empty drop (fuel) tanks from the aircraft had fallen on its territory.
Israel has had air superiority over Syria for four decades. The Syrians don't
like it, and have been unable to do much about it, despite buying several
generations of Russian air defense weapons. Syria has received some of the
latest Russian anti-aircraft missile systems, and it is believed that this
particular Israeli recon mission was to obtain data on the new Russian systems.