The IDF killed two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, Palestinian medical officials said.
The two were killed by soldiers near the Gaza-Israel border fence, according to Dr. Muawiya Hassanin of the Palestinian Health Ministry.
The army said soldiers operating near the fence spotted two armed men and shot them.
In a text message sent to reporters, Hamas said its men were clashing with IDF troops in northern Gaza. But it was not immediately clear if the two dead men were Hamas gunmen.