Israeli Soldiers Fired Warning Shots at Diplomatic Convoy, France Says

France's Foreign Ministry says Israeli soldiers fired two rounds of warning shots at a diplomatic convoy that included the French consul general in Jerusalem.

The ministry says the convoy was blocked by Israeli authorities for more than six hours Tuesday as it tried to leave the Gaza Strip after an evaluation mission amid an edgy cease-fire.

It was not immediately clear when the shots were fired.

The ministry said Wednesday at a news briefing that France protested the "unacceptable incident," summoning Israel's ambassador.

Israeli warplanes have targeted Gaza smuggling tunnels in retaliation for a Palestinian bombing that killed a soldier — strikes that came despite a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.