A clash that erupted during an Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip and killed eight people threatened to derail efforts to restore calm to the Palestinian enclave after months of unrest.
The Gaza Health Ministry says a pregnant woman, her 1-year-old daughter and a Hamas fighter have been killed in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.
Israel tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip yesterday, partly over kites carrying firebombs to set alight Israeli farmland, as concerns mounted over whether the rudimentary devices could spark another war.
Israeli forces killes a Palestinian nurse on Friday as she tries to help a wounded protester at the Gaza border, according to health officials and a witness, while Israel says militants have attacked its troops with gunfire and a grenade.
Israel's military says it has uncovered and "neutralised" a tunnel extending from the Gaza Strip several hundred metres inside Israeli territory.
Attacks have continued in parts of Jerusalem only hours after Israeli forces launched a major security operation in Arab areas of the city.
Israel says its jets have hit two targets in the Gaza Strip, which killed a woman and her young daughter in a nearby house.