The Israeli military has cordoned off areas where a high-profile prisoners' swap with Hamas in Gaza is expected to take place, reported dpa.
In a statement Monday, the military said the area around the Ketziot prison, where most of the prisoners are awaiting the transfer, and the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Egypt, have been declared "closed military zones."
Other sensitive border crossings have also been closed.
At least seven Israelis were killed, and dozens of soldiers and civilians injured Thursday afternoon, in a series of assaults by unknown attackers in southern Israel, along the border with Egypt near the Red Sea port city of Eilat, dpa reported.
Four of the Israeli causalities had been traveling in a private vehicle, initial reports said.
Senior Israel military officials are considering what one termed "confidence-building measures," to convince Palestinian leaders not to continue with their planned statehood bid at the UN General Assembly next month, including allowing the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) security services in the West Bank to procure more weapons, Xinhua reported.
The arms would be brought in via Jordan, according to the recommendations, which were listed in a brief that has been forwarded to the government, the Ynet news reported Wednesday.
Israeli forces launched an airstrike early Thursday against two Gaza city training facilities operated by the armed wing of the Islamist militant movement Hamas, witnesses and officials said, dpa reported.
No casualties were reported.
Israeli F-16 jets flew shortly after midnight over the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, firing a missile at each of the two training camps of the al-Qassam Brigade in the east and west of the city, respectively, witnesses said.
Israeli soldiers shot dead two Palestinians at Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, early Monday morning, medical officials and witnesses said, DPA reported.
Witnesses and the Israeli military said the incident occurred as soldiers entered the camp shortly after midnight on a "search and arrest" operation. Their entry into the camp sparked rioting, with residents throwing rocks and bottles at them.