The Israeli military killed early on August 10 four Palestinian fighters, who attempted to attack one of its positions in the outskirt of the Gaza Strip.
In a short press release, the military said that the fighters were armed with AK-47 assault rifles, RPG grenade launchers and hand grenades.
“Once one of the terrorists crossed into Israel, our troops opened fire … The terrorists were neutralized,” the press release reads.
According to Palestinian sources, the Israeli military shelled two Palestinian military posts east of the Gaza Strip after foiling the attack.
Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee, a spokesman for the Israeli military, said that fighters were a part of an organized terrorist cell, holding the Hamas Movement responsible for the failed attack.
“Regardless of the fighters’ factional affiliation, Hamas bears full responsibility for what is happening in Gaza, especially when it comes to organized cells preparing to carry out such attacks,” the spokesman said on Twitter.
Last week, a Palestinian gunman injured three Israeli service members in Gaza’s outskirt in what was described as a “lone wolf attack.”
The Hamas Movement has not commented on the new attack, yet. However, initial information indicates that it was planned and carried out by the fighters themselves without the knowledge of the group’s command.