A 20-year-old Golani Brigade soldier was killed Friday in a shootout with a Gaza terrorist.
A Golani unit responded to the scene and identified the terrorist who opened fire at the soldiers, killing one. Artillery soldiers fired back, killing the terrorist.
Gaza sources reported that Israeli Air Force jets were flying over the Hamas-controlled area following the incident.
Last week, another officer and soldier from the Golani Brigade were wounded by Gaza sniper fire in the same area. Following treatment at the scene, they were evacuated, with moderate and light wounds, to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva.