Two Hamas Terrorists Dead as Israel Returns Fire from Gaza

A brushfire near Kibbutz Re’im east of the Gaza border

A brushfire near Kibbutz Re’im east of the Gaza border

The Israeli authorities said that Israeli military came under fire from Gaza, followed by a tank, the Israeli military opened fire on the checkpoint crews "Izzedine al-Qassam" in Northern Gaza.

The IDF spokesman also posted online a video of the Hamas terrorists shooting at Israeli troops from the Gaza Strip outpost.

"This is a very serious episode", the Hamas statement said, adding that it holds Israel responsible.

An Israeli official told Israeli media that no agreement with Hamas would take place without the release of two Israeli civilians, Avera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, and the bodies of two soldiers, Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin.

The Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that the incident was "expected to destroy Egypt and the UN's efforts to achieve a long-term ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas. It then cuts to footage of a shell hitting the post and an explosion.

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Israel's security cabinet discussed the proposal on Sunday, but afterwards ministers said only that the Israeli military was "prepared for any scenario".

In Gaza, Hamas's military wing, the Qassam Brigades, issued a statement saying that it "mourns the two Mujahedeen" and that they had been "martyred in a Zionist bombardment". At least 160 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including at least 120 in protests near the border fence.

The tension in Gaza has been high since the Palestinians launched massive anti-Israel rallies in March, known as "the Great March of Return", which demanded the lift of the blockade Israel has imposed on Gaza since 2007.

On Monday, Israel responded to the launching of flaming balloons from Gaza into southern Israel by launching an airstrike, injuring two Gazans.

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