An IDF force opened fire at a group of Palestinians attempting to plant an explosive device near the border fence around the Kissufim crossing in the Gaza Strip Tuesday morning.
The army said a hit several members of the Palestinian cell was identified, and Gaza sources reported at least one person was killed. Three others were reportedly injured, one sustaining critical wounds. No soldiers were injured in the incident.
After spotting three suspicious figures approaching the border fence, a Givati force opened fire using light arms and mortar shells. Combat helicopters were also altered.
According to reports from within Gaza, the Israeli force advanced 200 meters into the Palestinian territory near the al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Strip.
The IDF said it identified a hit. According to the Palestinians, a member of the Islamic Jihad's military wing, the al-Quds Brigades, was killed.
The organization claimed the cell was trying to plant an explosive device to "stop the Israelis' advancement".
The military believes a terror attack was foiled in Tuesday's incident, as has been the case a number of times at the border fence recently. The IDF continued to comb the area after the incident.
Ali Waked contributed to this report