An Israeli army officer and a Hamas military commander have been killed during an Israeli Special Forces operation inside Gaza.
Heavy exchange of fire began after IDF forces reportedly began operating inside Gaza ■ Wave of rocket alarm sirens sound in border communities, Iron Dome intercepts three projectiles ■ IDF states no soldiers abducted during incident
Covert Israeli forces penetrated several miles into Gaza to carry out the hit on the local commander.
Israeli forces killed seven Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in air strikes and an undercover raid that Hamas said targeted one of its commanders and the Israeli military said left one of its officers dead.
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The Israeli Defense Force is warning of rockets fired near Gaza Strip after a Hamas commander was allegedly killed in an Israeli raid.
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The Israeli army says an officer was killed and another was moderately wounded during an exchange of gunfire in Gaza.
A local Hamas commander was among six Palestinians reportedly killed during an Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, potentially dashing hopes that a recent agreement would restore calm.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said six people, including at least five militants, were killed and seven others wounded.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving an Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians dead, just as Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers had appeared to be making progress toward ratcheting down months of border violence. It was not immediately clear what set off the sudden, rare late-night burst of violence. In a statement early Monday, the Israeli military said an officer was killed and another one was moderately injured during "an operational activity" in southeast Gaza Strip in which an exchange of gunfire was evolved. The operation had ended and the families of the soldiers were notified, it added.
Fresh wave of fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip leaves Israeli officer and seven Palestinians dead as Israel and Hamas had appeared to be scaling down months of border violence.