Three grenade-carrying infiltrators from Gaza captured in Israel

Palestinians commemorate Land Day

Palestinians commemorate Land Day

A bomb disposal robot handles grenades found in the possession of three Palestinian suspects who crossed into Israel from the Gaza Strip and were caught outside the Tzeelim army base in southern Israel on March 27, 2018.

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has warned Israel against carrying out any acts of aggression against the Palestinian people, saying the response to such acts would be "immediate".

It comes a day after the enclave was again, when four men allegedly tried to cross the Gaza border to damage Israeli equipment.

IDF Spokesperson Ronen Manelis said in a statement that the incident "should not have happened", as the potential for a terror attack was "severe".

Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, staged a large-scale military drill in the impoverished territory on Sunday.

But an Israeli military spokesman afterward said that no missiles had been fired at Israeli territory, and the sirens and Iron Dome missiles were triggered by machine gun fire in the Gaza Strip. "The enemy (Israel) bears responsibility for any escalation and we will not stand handcuffed against any aggression", Abu Ubaida said in a statement.

Hamas denied reports rockets had been fired into Israel after Israel media had reported that Iron Dome had intercepted a number of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.

"Hamas must understand such conduct will only make its situation worse".

Last month there was an uptick in cross-border violence, seen as among the most serious since Israel and Hamas fought a war in 2014 - their third since 2008.

The four Palestinians fled the scene as Israeli troops arrived, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Pushed by Congressmen to try to double-down on cuts already announced, the act is named after Taylor Force, a US Army veteran who was stabbed and killed by a Palestinian in 2016.

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