Bus set ablaze during Monday’s violence in Gaza (image courtesy Getty)

Israeli and Palestinian militants faced off in Gaza on Monday, after seven militants and an Israeli soldier were killed during an undercover Israeli operation.

Reports say militants fired 300 rockets and mortars at Israel, with one hitting an empty bus.

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But Israel responded.

The country’s military fired strikes on what it said were military targets belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

Concise News understands that three Palestinians, two of them reported to be militants, were killed.

It was learned that a Hamas commander and an Israeli soldier were among the dead on Sunday, with Palestinians saying that an Israeli unit travelling in a civilian vehicle had killed the Hamas commander.