Israeli troops killed three Palestinians who tried to attack a key Gaza Strip border crossing.
The three gunmen were shot while storming the Erez terminal early Tuesday. There were no Israeli casualties.
Islamic Jihad and Fatah claimed joint responsibility for the botched attack, the latest by Palestinian terrorists against border crossings through which Gaza receives key imports from Israel.
Despite the violence, Israeli authorities announced later Tuesday that Erez and another crossing, Sufa, would be opened temporarily to allow through dozens of trucks bearing humanitarian aid.