According to the army, since the beginning of 2016, nine projectiles fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel.
The spike in violence puts pressure on a ceasefire that has held since the last round of hostilities in Gaza ended in summer 2014.
Three other Hamas militants were killed in tunnel collapses in Gaza earlier this month.
Egypt initially declared the group a terrorist organization in February. That ruling further isolated Hamas, which once found open support under Egypt’s toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
The move underlines Egypt’s increasing hostility to Hamas, which the court blamed for violence in Sinai Peninsula.
The lawyer accused the movement of using tunnels under the border between Egypt and Gaza to smuggle arms.
The EU court ruled that the listing was not based on “acts examined and confirmed in decisions of competent authorities.”
Hamas has been on the EU terrorist list since 2001.
Residents say the forces dynamite several apartment buildings a day, and bulldozers flatten another 20 homes.
Netanyahu said Hamas committed “the real war crimes” in Gaza by using Palestinian civilians as human shields.
Israel had been searching for Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, militants in their 30s from the Hebron area, for months.
The difference, supposedly, between IS and Hamas is that the former chop heads off and the others shoot people in the head: Netanyahu
Nizar Ayyash of the Gaza Fishermen’s Union says the incident occurred today off the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya.
The new cabinet, which is based in Ramallah, took office on June 2, with Gaza’s Hamas govt officially stepping down same day.
The poll indicates that 61 pc of Palestinians would choose the Islamic militant group’s leader, Ismail Haniyeh, for president.