Palestinian assailant stabs Israeli border guard

An Israeli border guard was stabbed by a Palestinian assailant near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

The border guard was lightly wounded in the head during the June 4 attack and taken to the hospital.

The attack came the day after Israeli air force planes attacked five sites in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for the June 1 shooting death of an Israeli soldier near the security fence with Gaza.

The IAF attacks targeted what military spokesmen described as three weapons-manufacturing facilities in the central Gaza Strip and two tunnels allegedly used to attack Israeli military patrols in the area.

The Palestinian news service Ma’an reported that Israeli planes struck the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, wounding seven people, including four children. The sites targeted by the air force belong to the Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror organizations, Israeli military sources said.

A Palestinian gunman infiltrated the Israel-Gaza border on June 1, killing a staff sergeant from Ashkelon. — jta