Palestinian authorities reports that eight Palestinians died and seven injured after a shooting incident with Israeli soldiers took place on the Gaza border. One Israeli soldier was also killed in the incident.
Exact location of the shooting took place near the east of Khan Yunis on the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday night. Sources in the Red Cross confirm that more have been killed.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was in Paris on the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I on Sunday, decided to return earlier than planned because of what happened.
– Military leader kill
Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigadier of Hamas Movement armed forces stated in a statement that the Israeli undercover soldiers came three kilometers into Gaza in a civil car and killed local military leader Nour el-Deen Baraka. According to Hamas, there was a shake between the armed Palestinians and the Israelis, which again triggered Israeli air attacks that killed more people.
Israel has not confirmed details about the type of operation they conducted but states in a statement that all Israeli soldiers who were in Gaza are back in Israel.
The Israeli defense says that 17 missiles have been shot from Gaza against Israel during the night and their rocket defense system has shot down three of them.
They also say that Israeli schools around Gaza are kept closed Monday because of the situation.
The fighting takes place after both Israel and Hamas have recently taken steps to curb the turmoil that has been going on in recent months.
Last week Israel opened for help donations from Qatar worth $ 15 million to Gaza, while there have been fewer demonstrations along the border with Israel. Netanyahu said last week that this was an important decision to avoid a humanitarian crisis in Palestine.
Over 220 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers after protests at the border giant against Israel began in March this year.