Israeli officials report that a Palestinian terrorist was killed while trying to break into a house Saturday in one of the Eshkol District locales. This was the first official comment on the claim by Hamas media that a force from central Gaza had crossed into Israel and inflicted casualties in a battle with Israeli troops.. Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich, while touring Ashdod, confirmed the occurrence of an “engagement with terrorists on the Gaza border fence,” without elaborating.