IDF forces, operating near the central Gaza Strip, killed four Palestinians planting explosives near the security fence. IDF searches turned up the bodies of terrorists associated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization. During the search two explosive devices, two rifles, an AK-47 and a vest were uncovered. While operating in the area, a mortar shell was fired at the soldiers in the field.
The operation was a joint effort between the Infantry Corps, Armored Corps, and Air Force. Israeli soldiers fired at the suspects planting the explosive devices, and direct hits were reported. No damage or injuries were caused to IDF soldiers.