The Israeli army announced last Tuesday night that its members killed “three Palestinian terrorists” during an exchange of fire in Ashkelon (south), some fifteen kilometers from the Gaza Strip.

“In the last few hours, soldiers of the Israeli armed forces, supported by helicopters and drones, exchanged fire with terrorists in the industrial city of Ashkelon,” said Chahal, clarifying that investigations are still being carried out in the specific zone of operations.

Earlier yesterday, the Israeli army announced that it had more or less regained “control” of the “fence” – the wall – on the border with the Gaza Strip, warning, however, that the “infiltrations” of Palestinian fighters may continue, through the mouth of its representative, of Lt. Col. Richard Hecht.

Israel has mobilized 300,000 reservists and deployed tens of thousands of troops around the Gaza Strip, as well as on its northern border with Lebanon, since Saturday, when Hamas launched an unprecedented attack, the deadliest by the state.