IDF gaza border 298.88.
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Five Palestinians were killed on Tuesday in clashes along the Gaza border, which heated up the day after Israel Navy commandos killed at least nine international activists during the takeover of the Mavi Marmara passenger ship.
In the morning, two Palestinians who infiltrated into Israel after
cutting through the security fence were killed during a shootout with
The Palestinians were spotted crossing into Israel near the Eshkol
Region along the Gaza border and residents of nearby communities were
instructed to remain inside their homes. The soldiers surrounded the
infiltrators and killed them during a short shootout. Both men were
identified as Islamic Jihad operatives.
Later in the day, another three Islamic Jihad operatives were killed in
an Israel Air Force strike in northern Gaza. The three, the IDF said,
appeared to be involved in firing rockets into Israel and after the
strike a number of secondary explosions were recorded, indicating the
presence of explosives.
The IAF strikes came in response to two rocket attacks earlier in the day.
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