Israeli forces killed three Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli forces operating in the Gaza City suburb of Jabalya early Tuesday killed two Hamas gunmen who apparently were about to carry out a mortar attack.
In southern Gaza, troops spotted a Palestinian as he approached the Sufa border crossing in a suspicious manner. He was shot dead. It was unclear whether he had terrorist affiliations.
Israel is on high alert for any attempts by Hamas or other Palestinian terrorist groups to carry out attacks in a bid to scuttle the U.S.-convened peace conference in Annapolis, Md.