GAZA CITY (AP) -- Palestinian gunmen broke through Israel's heavily fortified Gaza border and battled troops inside Israel for about two hours Saturday in a failed attempt to abduct an Israeli soldier, both sides said.
Palestinian fighters reportedly drove a disguised Israeli army jeep into Israel from central Gaza on Saturday and attacked an army border post, leaving one militant killed in the first such raid in a year.
Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip infiltrated into Israel at a key border crossing on Saturday, igniting a fire fight in which one gunman was killed, and prompting Israeli threats of further violence.
Palestinian fighters reportedly driving a disguised Israeli army jeep crossed into Israel from the central Gaza Strip on Saturday and attacked an army position, the Israeli military said.
Gaza militants launched a surprise attack on a border crossing with Israel on Saturday, firing rocket-propelled grenades as they rammed a jeep into the crossing and infiltrated several gunmen past the border post, militants said.
Palestinian fighters have crossed into Israel from central Gaza after a clash at the Kissufim border post, the Israeli army said.
Israel has put out secret feelers to Syria, but has not received a response, Israel's deputy prime minister confirmed Saturday.
The United States told Israel it plans to tighten economic sanctions on Iran and assess their impact at year-end, a top Israeli official said on Saturday in comments that appeared to play down military options for now.
Palestinian militants enter Israel and attack an army post near a Gaza border crossing.
Israel has secretly told Syria it is willing to trade the Golan Heights, captured 40 years ago, for guarantees that Damascus will cut its ties to Iran and terrorist groups, officials in Jerusalem said yesterday. Officials confirmed a report in the...