Israeli security forces shot dead a man they suspected of carrying out a car bombing near the Israeli-Egyptian border on Wednesday, an Israeli police spokesman said.
The man was identified as Majed Khademi, 32, a resident of Beit Shemesh, north of Jerusalem, said Major Roni Alsheikh, the spokesman for the Israel Police.
He was shot by security forces near the border fence near Beit Daghir, south of the capital.
Police said Khademis accomplice had a large arsenal and was planning an attack.
The Israeli military said the two men had exchanged fire with Israeli forces.
It was the first such attack in the area since the outbreak of a new wave of violence on the Gaza Strip in late July, with more than 1,000 Palestinians killed and thousands injured.
The Israeli military has been targeting Hamas militants in Gaza, which it accuses of committing a wave of attacks and launching rocket attacks into Israel.