Israeli troops guarding the country’s border with Jordan have been fired at from across the border, said Israeli army.
No one was hurt in the attack on Tuesday, said an Israeli army spokesperson.
“Troops were fired upon from the Jordanian side of the border. It was unclear who the gunmen were”, the spokesperson said.
Yet, Al Jazeera was told by witnesses that the assailant had crossed the Jordanian border at the Wadi Araba crossing and opened fire at the Israeli patrol from outside the Jordanian territories.
According to other sources, four Israeli soldiers were injured, one seriously, in the shooting.
However, an unnamed military source was quoted by the Jordanian Petra news agency as saying that no shots had been fired from Jordan.
The alleged attack comes 18 days into Israel’s Gaza offensive and after sporadic attacks from within Israel’s Arab neighbours.
On Sunday, shots were fired at an Israeli army vehicle from Syria, along the border. No one was hurt, but it was the second such attack on the Israel-Syria border since the start of Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip.
Four Katyusha rockets were fired from southern Lebanon into the northern Israeli city of Nahariya on January 8.
Since Israel and Jordan signed a peace agreement in 1994, the border is usually quiet.