Israel's security forces said on Saturday two soldiers have been killed in a confrontation with Palestinian militants. They were identified as Sgt. Adar Barsano and Maj. (res.) Amotz Greenberg.
Sgt. Adar Barsano, 20, and Maj. (res.) Amotz Greenberg, 45, were killed today while fighting Hamas terrorists.
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 19, 2014
Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times reports the militants entered Israel through a tunnel from Gaza.
Also on Saturday, the Israeli army said it believes militants in Gaza have used up or lost about half of their rockets, Reuters reports. The IDF estimates Palestinian fighters have fired at least 1,705 rockets out of an estimated stockpile of about 10,000 and that the Israeli campaign had left 30 to 40 percent of the remaining rockets destroyed.