Note that the “Fatah-allied Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades” claims involvement: they have evidently long ago given up worrying that they can do anything that will lead people in the State Department to begin thinking that they aren’t actually peace-loving moderates. Also, this, along with the Syria incident, suggest that something serious is brewing.
“Militants claim attack on Israeli post,” from The Associated Press (thanks to Mackie):
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip “” Palestinian militants said fighters in a pickup truck and jeep crashed through a fence on the Gaza-Israel border on Thursday and attacked an Israeli army post.
Fierce clashes with troops broke out, the militants said….
The Islamic Jihad and Fatah-allied Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades claimed responsibility for attacking a post in southern Israel opposite central Gaza.
A spokesman for Islamic Jihad, Abu Ahmed, said a pickup truck driven by militants crashed through the fence in central Gaza, allowing an armored jeep to drive through. The truck blew up inside the base and militants inside the jeep began attacking soldiers with light arms and hand grenades, the statement said.
In the course of the clashes, an Israeli watchtower was blown up, it added.