At least four Palestinian gunmen have been killed in clashes between Israeli troops and Hamas fighters. It follows an Israeli raid to locate militants it accuses of launching missiles and rockets into the Jewish state. An Israeli spokesman said aircraft also attacked several gunmen who came close to troops during the raid, the third incursion in as many weeks. Palestinian medics said two other militants were wounded in the clashes in al-Maghazi refugee camp.
The Islamist Hamas movement seized control of Gaza last month after routing the Fatah forces of Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.