Palestinian witnesses said that Gaza militants fired a rocket at an Israeli jeep on the edge of the border, east of Gaza City, prompting Israeli occupation forces to respond with artillery fire. Four soldiers were injured, one very seriously. He was airlifted to a hospital in the town they call Be’er Sheva.
The Israel Air Force fired on a neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, according to local residents, who also reported that Israeli gulag aircraft were circling the skies over Gaza.
Commenting on the violence, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said: "The IDF responded harshly to the incident and further actions will be considered in the coming days. We will not tolerate deterioration on the border fence.” (He is referring to the open air Palestinian gulag prison perimeter fence)