Soldiers opened fire as the group of terrorists attempted to plant a bomb near the security barrier in southern Gaza, east of Khan Younis in central Gaza.
Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza have stepped up their activity in recent weeks, firing more rockets at southern Israel and making more frequent attempts to attack soldiers.
On Sunday IDF soldiers , killing one. A second terrorist was injured.
, soldiers fired on four young men who approached the southern Israel security fence and ignored warnings to stop. Two were hit. Soldiers suspect that the four were working on behalf of a terrorist group.
In early December, a group of terrorists approached the fence while armed with guns and bombs. IDF soldiers spotted the terror cell and planes and tanks opened fire, killing two.