Israel’s naval war in Gaza has killed three civilians and injured scores of others, including one child, in a war that has so far killed more than 2,200 Palestinians and more than 1,400 Israelis.
In a statement on Monday, the Israeli Defense Forces said a drone fired on a military vessel near Gaza City, killing one Israeli, and damaged a second.
The statement said the Israeli military launched “unlawful aerial attacks” against military targets in Gaza City.
“The drone launched from the sea was shot down,” the statement said.
“A third Israeli civilian was injured by the attack.”
On Friday, Israeli air raids hit a military compound in the northern Gaza Strip where militants from the Popular Resistance Committees, or the P.R., were holed up.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the dead included four members of the P, which is the armed wing of the Hamas militant group.
The Gaza-based al-Youm news agency reported the death toll at five.
Israel launched a ground operation to dislodge Hamas fighters from Gaza in 2014 and 2015.
Hamas was defeated in the Israeli-backed offensive and Egypt has imposed a no-fly zone over Gaza.
The conflict has killed more 30,000 Palestinians, according to the UN.
On Monday, Israel launched an attack on a smuggling vessel off the coast of Gaza City after it was suspected to be carrying weapons.
Israel has accused Hamas of launching rockets from the territory into Israel.
The P.r. is considered a terrorist group by Israel and the United States.
Israel said the boat, which was carrying ammunition, was fired at from the water by a drone.
The IDF did not name the vessel or say whether the drone fired its missiles.