Somali terrorists used a donkey bomb in 2011. (Somalia Report)
Hamas terrorists attempted to use a donkey bomb in the Rafah area of Gaza on Friday night.
YNet News reported:
IDF forces were reportedly operating in the Rafah area in Gaza Friday night when they spotted the volatile animal approaching their position, the military claimed. Forces then opened fire, causing the explosives to go off.
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According to the IDF blog, which first reported the story, sending animals – specifically donkeys – to their death in service of terrorist purposes is not such a rare phenomena as one might think: The IDF first claims to have encountered an animal-borne terrorist attack in June 1995.
At the time, a Palestinian terrorist rode an explosives-laden donkey cart toward an IDF forces west of Khan Yunis and detonated the explosives. The terrorist and the donkey were killed, the IDF blog claimed, but the soldiers were left unscathed.
In 2001, another terrorist also attempted to attack forces with a bomb-laden donkey cart in the southern Gaza Strip, and again in 2003, when a terrorist strapped a bomb to yet another donkey and then exploded it remotely on the road between Jerusalem and Gush Etzion.
More news… Two Israeli soldiers were killed on Saturday when Hamas terrorists slipped through a tunnel into Israel.