An IDF force opened fire on two Palestinian suspects who illegally crossed the border from the northern part of the Gaza Strip into Israel.
One of them was moderately wounded and taken to the hospital to receive medical treatment. The second was taken for questioning.
During their arrest, the force searched them for concealed weapons and found a knife on one of them.
Security forces are now looking into whether the two planned to carry out an attack or crossed into Israel in order to be arrested, in light of the difficult conditions in the Gaza Strip, as has already happened hundreds of times since Operation Protective Edge.
The two were spotted by the Gaza Division's observation posts and caught during their crossing. An Armored Corps force was deployed to the site to secure the area.
The incident took place about three weeks after the demolition of a terrorist tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, in which 12 Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists were killed.
The tunnel demolition raised tensions along the border, with residents of Israeli communities near the strip concerned of a possible revenge attack by the PIJ.