The Israeli army says soldiers shot and killed five Palestinian gunmen in the Gaza Strip.
Officials say the militants were near the Jewish settlement of Netzarim when the fighting erupted.
Earlier, witnesses said a nine-year-old Palestinian boy was killed during an Israeli military incursion in the southern Gaza Strip. The Israeli army has not commented on the child's death. It said soldiers were in Rafah to find and destroy tunnels used to smuggle weapons from nearby Egypt.
And northern Gaza, witnesses say Israeli helicopters fired missiles near a gathering in Beit Hanoun. Separately, Israel said a raid in the West Bank town of Jericho netted about 30 wanted Palestinians.
Meanwhile, the Israeli Supreme Court has ordered a temporary halt to a section of the controversial West Bank security barrier near Jerusalem.