A Hamas sniper opened fire on an IDF patrol Wednesday morning, according to Israeli reports. The IDF returned tank fire, killing Tayseer al-Ismary, 33, a Hamas military commander. IDF fire also wounded four others.
The incident follows an exchange of fire between Israel and Gaza on Friday, when a rocket was fired into Israel from Gaza and Israel conducted an airstrike over the coastal strip in response. That exchange was the first fighting between the sides since the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas this summer.