A squad of Hamas terrorists, emerging from a tunnel inside Israel, kill the five soldiers but failed to carry out an abduction. The attack takes place south of Kibbutz Nahal Oz in the vicinity of the Karni Crossing.
The Hamas squad surfaces 150 meters inside Israel and fires an anti-tank missile at an army position. The barracks, just below the lookout tower, is hit, the five soldiers mortally wounded.
The soldiers in the lookout tower, known as a pillbox for its round shape, spot the squad advancing on the position and open fire, killing at least one of the gunmen.