The death of Lt. Col. M-whose name was withheld by a military gag order, but who is believed to be a member of Israel's Druze community and father of two-is reported to have come after he and his team were discovered to be Israeli intelligence operatives by local terrorists and attacked inside Gaza.
Hamas's armed wing alleged in a statement that an Israeli special forces team infiltrated near Khan Yunis in a civilian vehicle.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose to cut short his visit to Paris for events to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and return on Sunday evening, his office said in a statement.
On June 3, three rockets from Gaza fired Israel, again on June 20, 45 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel. It was not immediately clear where the others landed, but there were no injuries.
Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, at least ten Palestinians, including two children, and summoned one for interrogation, after invading and searching many homes in the occupied West Bank.
Palestinians fired 17 rockets into southern Israel late on Sunday in response to the incursion and air strikes, which Hamas, the dominant armed group in Gaza, said were meant to cover the retreat of a vehicle used by the Israeli troops.
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The New York Times reports the clash is "the first known Israeli ground incursion into Gaza since Operation Protective Edge, in July 2014, set off a seven-week war".
Levy said that irrespective of whether or not Israeli forces were present to conduct surveillance or an assassination, "a senior Hamas commander is now dead, and this will not be taken lightly".
Ashraf al Qedra, spokesman of the Gaza Health Ministry, said in a statement that 28-year-old Rami Qahman was shot in the neck by Israeli gunfire during the anti-Israel protests in Rafah town of Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel.
Qatar has also said it would hand out $100 to each of 50,000 poor families, as well as larger sums to Palestinians wounded in clashes along the Gaza-Israel border. He was identified as Nour Baraka.
Israel's army confirmed one of its officers was killed and another was injured.
Israel's military provided few details on the incident, saying only that "during an IDF's Special Forces operational activity in the Gaza Strip, an exchange of fire evolved".
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"The Israeli Defence Forces that operated last night in the Gaza Strip became trapped in a highly complex situation".
Netanyahu, however, said, "I am doing everything I can to avoid an unnecessary war".
The clash comes after months of deadly unrest along the Gaza-Israel border had appeared to be calming.
On Sunday, Netanyahu defended his decision to allow through the Qatari cash to Gaza as a way to avert an "unnecessary war", maintain quiet for residents of southern Israel and prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in the impoverished Gaza Strip.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he had opposed transferring the money to Hamas.
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