Impressive move by Hamas. 12 Hamas fighters entered Israel via a tunnel near the town of Ein Hashlosha. Hamas claims that they stayed six hours behind enemy lines. At one point, they encountered an IDF jeep and opened fire, killing two IDF soldiers. Soldiers fired back, killing one Hamas fighter. The rest of the militants ran back into the tunnel where they tried to make it back to Israel. They were then attacked by an IDF bomber.
The soldiers had a variety of weapons, knives, plastic handcuffs, needles and sedatives (photo). They were apparently trying to take an IDF soldier POW or else abduct an Israeli civilian. They want to do this to trade them for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.