Israeli Army, Hamas militants clash near Gaza border

An Israeli army routine patrol was attacked on the Israeli side of the Gaza border Wednesday morning, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said.

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 24, 2014, 22:42 PM IST

Jerusalem/Gaza: An Israeli army routine patrol was attacked on the Israeli side of the Gaza border Wednesday morning, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said.

Initial reports said a group of Palestinians opened fire on an IDF patrol near the southern Gaza Strip border, according to Xinhua. The forces then returned fire.

An Islamic Hamas militant was killed during the exchange of fire near the fence of the borders between southeastern Gaza Strip and Israel, medics and witnesses said.