An IDF force, during initiated operational activity tonight, in the Palestinian Authority territory in the region from which shots are regularly fired toward Israeli settlements and IDF posts, identified an armed Terrorist squad on their way to execute a terrorist act. The force opened fire toward the characters and confirmed several hits. It is emphasized that the squad in reference has been regularly firing shots for several weeks now from the said region, toward settlements and IDF posts in the area of Gush Katif. IDF will use all measures required in order to secure the lives of the regional population.