Three Palestinian activists were hurt Sunday during an Israeli raid into the south of the Gaza Strip by Israeli troops, medics and witnesses said. The three member of Hamas were injured to the east of the town of Khan Yunis during an exchange of gunfire with a unit of Israeli troops backed by aircraft. One Israeli soldier was also wounded, Israel Radio reported.
Israeli aircraft had conducted two raids in the area before the incursion, witnesses said, according to AFP.
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Saturday canceled a political-security cabinet meeting slated for Sunday, in which a vote was to be held on whether or not to accept a calm proposal with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. According to Israeli reports, Olmert and Barak decided that due to the "vagueness" of Hamas' stance in regard to the calm, a cabinet vote on whether to accept it would be premature. The cabinet meeting will be postponed until the following Sunday.