Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman confirmed that the Israeli Air Force had destroyed a Hamas terror tunnel early Monday in retaliation for firing a rocket on southern Israel late Sunday.
Al-Emadi, whose country maintains contacts with the Islamic militant group Hamas and has hosted its leaders, coordinates Qatar's relief and reconstruction projects in Gaza.
In response, an Israeli tank struck an observation post in Gaza, causing no injuries.
The eastern areas of the Gaza Strip, close to the fence of the borders with Israel, have been witnessing weekly protests every Friday, leaving scores of Palestinians killed and wounded by Israeli gunfire.
A series of cross-border exchanges have erupted since, in the most intensive exchange since the 2014 war.
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But it has seen an increase in violence since President Donald Trump's announcement in December recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Two of the soldiers are in serious condition, the army said, and were evacuated by helicopter to Soroka-University Medical Center in Beersheba.
Israeli forces also raided Palestinian homes in the West Bank, making 20 arrests.
Israeli authorities issued a stern warning to Palestinians taking part in violent demonstrations along the Gaza border, saying they will not allow them to be used as cover for terrorist activity, The Times of Israel reported on Monday night.
Akram Atallah, a writer and a political analyst from Gaza, told Xinhua that the US desires to end the Hamas rule in the Gaza Strip, while Israel harbors the longstanding desire to disarm the Gaza Strip.