Negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians have been at a standstill since a US-led initiative collapsed in April 2014.
Katsav, the first Israeli head of state to be sent to prison, was jailed in 2011 for seven years on two counts of rape as well as sexual harassment, indecent acts and obstruction of justice.
These are the first direct clashes between Israeli soldiers and Hamas militants since the devastating Gaza war in 2014, and come as a new tunnel reaching into the Jewish state was discovered.
The injured Israelis were taken to hospital for treatment, a statement issued by the Army said without giving further details about their condition.
Abu Khdeir was kidnapped by Ben-David and two young accomplices from Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on July 2,
2014 and beaten.
Tthere are growing calls for new safeguards and even a new research centre — which could present the country with a decision on whether to acknowledge for the first time that it has nuclear weapons.
The military prosecution said that the soldier “acted in contrast to the rules of opening fire and without any operational justification.”
The military has arrested a soldier and opened an investigation into what it said appeared to be a “grave breach” of its values.
COGAT confirmed on Wednesday that about 580 acres near the West Bank city of Jericho were declared government land.
Israel deems Hezbollah its most potent enemy and worries that they are also becoming entrenched on its Syrian front and acquiring advanced weaponry from Damascus.
The successive attacks on Monday were the latest in a six-month long wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence that has shown no signs of abating.
Netanyahu on Sunday called on world powers to punish Iran after the country test-fired two missiles emblazoned with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” in Hebrew.
A Palestinian civilian at the scene was seriously injured. Police are investigating whether he was shot by the gunmen or by police.
The attack took place in the popular Jaffa port area, which is a favourite spot among tourists.
Israel says the projects are built illegally, so it can be demolished, but aid groups argue that obtaining necessary permits is nearly impossible.