| GEO World|
| Palestinian killed as Israeli tanks enter Gaza|
| Updated at: 1556 PST, Saturday, March 27, 2010|
GAZA CITY: Israeli tanks overnight entered the Gaza Strip following the killing by militants of two Israeli soldiers, sparking a clash in which a Palestinian was killed, medical officials said Saturday.
The Palestinian medics said the death and injuries were caused by a tank shell but gave no further details. The tanks, backed by helicopters, advanced briefly into the Khan Yunis section in the south of the Gaza Strip before retreating to Israeli territory, witnesses said.
The incursion followed a fierce clash Friday on the border between the Gaza Strip and the Jewish state in which two Israeli soldiers, one an officer, and four Palestinians were killed, according to the Israeli army.