Israeli forces killed a Palestinian gunman and a girl during a counterterrorist operation in the Gaza Strip, sources said.
A small Israeli ground unit entered Karara village in central Gaza early Wednesday searching for Palestinian militiamen who have been firing mortar bombs and rockets across the border.
The troops shot dead one gunman. He was identified as a Hamas member.
Palestinian medical workers said Israeli tank fire also hit a civilian home, killing a 9-year-old girl inside. The Israeli military said it was unaware of that casualty.
A Palestinian mortar bomb fired from Gaza hit a factory in Kibbutz Nir Oz, wounding an Israeli.