A retaliatory airstrike by Israel killed three Islamic Jihad terrorists in the southern Gaza Strip.
The Palestinians were members of the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported following the March 11 air raid.
Israeli infantry and engineering corps were performing routine work in the border area, according to reports, when they were fired upon by a mortar shell.
The incident occurred several hours after an Israel Air Force drone crashed in southern Gaza in what is being called a technical malfunction. Members of Hamas reportedly retrieved the wreckage. — jta