The Israel Defense Forces says infantry forces and tanks entered Gaza Strip territory today in “localized raids” in order to clear the area of potential terrorists and locate missing Israelis, media reported.According to the military, the troops scanned and collected various findings “that may help in the effort to locate the missing”, the Times of Israel reported.

The IDF says the troops also killed a number of terrorists in the area, including a Hamas cell that launched anti-tank guided missiles at Israel.