Gaza fighting said sparked by IDF special op gone awry

Hamas says elite Israeli soldiers crossed the border into Gaza in a civilian car in a special operation to assassinate a terror group commander.

According to the terror group’s account, the Israeli unit was unmasked, prompting air forces to come to its aid and extract the troops from the territory.

The Israeli army has yet to publicly give a detailed account of what prompted the violence clash, but said all of the Israeli soldiers are “back in Israel.”

“IDF operated in the Gaza Strip, exchange of gunfire ensued. All IDF soldiers back in Israel. Several alarms have sounded in Southern Israel. More to follow,” says spokesman Jonathan Conricus.

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