An Israeli military statement, apparently referring to the same incident, said that the army returned fire after shots were fired at its soldiers from a Hamas post in the northern Gaza Strip, next to the border with Israel.
Palestinian sources said that the Israeli attack was in the north of the strip but they said it was a drone strike, while the Israeli statement said that it was tank fire. A video distributed by the Israeli army appeared to show a tank striking a military post in the Gaza Strip.
The military said it was prepared "to target any aggression against Israel and holds Hamas responsible for everything happening in and from the Gaza Strip." It added that no Israeli troops were injured in the exchange.
Hamas warned Israel that it would pay for the attack, without elaborating.
"The resistance cannot allow the occupation to impose a policy of bombing sites and targeting fighters without paying the price," it said in a statement.
Since Palestinian protests and clashes along the Gaza border erupted at the end of March, at least 160 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire.
One Israeli soldier has been shot dead by a Palestinian sniper.
The protests call for Palestinians to be able to return to the land they or their families fled or were expelled from in the 1948 war surrounding the creation of Israel.
Israel says any such return would mean the end of it as a Jewish state.
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