Monday, July 21

Hamas fighters enter south Israel, clashing with Israeli soldiers

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas' military wing said Monday 

that a group of its fighters infiltrated southern Israel from a 

tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip.

The operation was in retaliation for the "massacre" in the al-

Shujaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City on Sunday, Hamas 

said, adding that the fighters destroyed an Israeli military 


Israel's army spokesman said 10 Hamas fighters were killed.

"Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israel through two tunnels from 

north Gaza. IDF intercepted and killed more than 10 

terrorists," Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner wrote on his 

official Twitter feed.

Residents in Kissufim and nearby areas in southern Israel 

were told to stay in their homes and a main highway to 

Ashkelon was closed.

Israeli casualties were reported in the media although an 

Israeli military spokeswoman said she could not confirm the 


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