The IDF thwarted an armed Palestinian incursion from the Gaza Strip early Saturday morning. The military spokesman reported that an IDF lookout spotted a Palestinian group approaching the Gaza-Israeli border in the southern Khan Younes sector. They were armed with a Kalashnikov, hand grenades and an RPG. When the first crossed the border, the soldiers opened fire and killed four would-be infiltrators, after one of them hurled a hand grenade. None of the soldiers were hurt. In the course of the event, Israeli forces shelled Hamas positions. The IDF Golani Brigade’s 12th Battalion took part in the incident. Nine days ago, three of this same unit’s members including an officer were injured in a Hamas attack.