The Israeli military said an Israeli aircraft targeted
Islamic Jihad members who had fired a mortar bomb at its forces,
and "direct hits were confirmed".
Islamic Jihad said its men had attacked Israeli troops who had
entered the Gaza Strip through Israel's border fence.
Earlier, the territory's ruling Hamas Islamist movement said an
Israeli drone had crashed on the Gaza side of the frontier. The
military said the drone came down because of a technical
Israel pulled its troops and settlers out of the Gaza Strip in
2005, but maintains a naval and air blockade of the enclave and
severely restricts the overland movement of people and goods
across the volatile border.
(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan;
editing by Jeffrey Heller)
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