Escalation. “Mideast: Gaza; Border Shootout, Two Militants Killed,” from ANSAmed, June 1 (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSAmed) – TEL AVIV, JUNE 1 – Two Palestinian militants were killed early this morning, after they crossed the border fences coming from the Gaza Strip near the kibbutz of Nirim, military radio reports. The same source added that another militant may still be in the area. The Israelis in the surrounding area are hiding, students have not gone to school. Palestinian sources add that Israeli armed vehicles have entered around 100 metres into the Gaza Strip, in the direction of the city of Khan Yunes. The sources add that combat helicopters are flying over the area.