Southern front heating up? A member of the Popular Front's military wing was killed by IDF fire in the eastern part of Gaza City Monday, Palestinian sources in the Strip said.
Another three people sustained wounds in the incident, the Palestinians said.
The army said that an Air Force aircraft targeted a Palestinian who fired mortar shells at an IDF force operating near the Gaza border fence, on the Israeli side.
IDF officials said that a hit was identified and added that a military vehicle was damaged by the Palestinian fire.
Medical sources in Gaza said that the dead and injured Palestinians were brought to a local hospital. The killed man was apparently a member of the Abu-Ali Mustafah Brigades of the Popular Front. The group said its members fired at Israel before coming under attack.
Earlier Monday, a mortar shell was fired from the northern Gaza Strip and landed between two kibbutzim in the Shaar Hanegev regional Council.
No injuries or damages were report in the attack.
Shmulik Hadad and Hanan Greenberg contributed to the story