Palestinian gunmen shot dead two Israeli civilian workers and a soldier in clashes on either side of the Gaza border on Wednesday.
The civilians were hit when four terrorists infiltrated a depot near Kibbutz Nahal Oz from which Israel dispatches fuel, paid for by the European Union, to Gaza. Two other Israelis were wounded in the attack. Two of the infiltrators were reportedly killed in a gunfight with Israeli troops. Israeli helicopters chased the others back across the border, killing three gunmen.
Staff-Sergeant Sayef Bisan, 21, was killed when the Golani Brigade’s elite Egoz reconnaissance unit was ambushed in the southern Gaza Strip.