It did not confirm a second raid.
Israel's Defense Ministry on Sunday began the construction of a sea barrier on the Gaza Strip border, a move which had been decided in the days following the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, a.k.a. Operation Protective Edge.
The military also said the air strike was payback for "continued attempts to sabotage security infrastructure, during the riots constantly led by the Hamas terror organization".
The soldiers arrived at the scene moments later and opened fire at the individuals, who in turn fled back to the Palestinian side of the fence, the Times said.
Syrian regime forces are now in their strongest position since the early months of the seven-year civil war
The incidents were part of an escalation in the area and weekly protests against the crippling 12-year blockade, the inauguration of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, and the Israeli occupation.
Israeli forces have clashed with Palestinians protesting along the so-called buffer zone in the Gaza Strip.
Islamic Jihad operates with a measure of independence from Hamas, the Islamist group that has controlled Gaza since 2007 and fought three wars against Israel.
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