Jerusalem: Israeli troops clashed with Gaza militants at the border Israeli media quoted Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch as saying Saturday, without specifying on which side of the frontier they were.
Earlier, Hamas`s military wing, the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, said they had battled Israeli troops inside the Jewish state.
"The Qassam Brigades carried out an operation behind enemy lines," it said in a statement. "Heavy fighting is ongoing with the forces of the occupation."
The Israeli Army did not confirm or deny the claim.