An Israeli soldier has been killed in a blast on the Gaza border. It is still not known who had led the attack, and this comes amid ceasefires from both sides on the 18th of this month. Here is the report from the BBC's website.
An Israeli soldier is reported to have been killed and several others injured in an explosion on the Gaza border.
The Israeli military said the blast targeted a patrol near the Kissufim border crossing into Gaza. Palestinian residents reported the sound of gunfire and Israeli helicopters in the area.
It is the first reported Israeli fatality since Israel and Hamas declared ceasefires on 18 January after a three-week Israeli offensive.
Arab news channels said one Israeli soldier was killed and three injured in the incident. The Israeli military would not confirm the casualties until next of kin had been informed. One Palestinian was killed in the fighting, Palestinian medical officials said.