"An armed terrorist from Gaza just approached the border fence with Israel & opened fired at IDF troops, who responded with fire towards him", the IDF wrote on Twitter.
No casualties have been reported on the Israeli side, while the military later stated that the Palestinian had been killed.
An armed terrorist from Gaza just approached the border fence with Israel & opened fired at IDF troops, who responded with fire towards him. Our tanks also fired at a Hamas target in Gaza.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 11, 2019
This is the 2nd morning we caught armed terrorists on Israel’s border fence with Gaza.
"A 25-year-old Palestinian was killed by a gunshot in the east of Beit Hanoun. The body of the deceased was taken to a hospital in the northern part of the enclave", Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for Gaza's Health Ministry, said.
During the incident IDF "tanks also fired at a Hamas target in Gaza", the army added.
That is the second such incident in the past 24 hours. On Saturday morning, the IDF reported that it had neutralised four militants who were approaching Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Tensions repeatedly flare up in the area of the Israeli-Gaza border, resulting in both Israeli and Palestinian casualties. The recent spike in violence began in early May.