Around 16:00 on the way to the coast Israeli patrol on the border with the Gaza strip district of Khan Younis was brought into action an explosive device. Then Hamas militants fired at Israeli soldiers with automatic weapons.
IDF soldiers responded with fire towards the gunman. The press service of Hamas told that in the shootout injured three militants of the organization.
Representatives of the army in an interview with radio station «Sieves Beth» said that since the morning the Israeli military reported on the movement of people on the other side of the border. At the same time, the army corps of engineers made a clean border zone of vegetation to increase sight distance.
The press service of the IDF reported that in a shootout on the border none of the soldiers was not injured.