A U.N. staffer near the border.(Mahmoud Zayat/AFP/Getty Images)

• A United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon reported that Israeli soldiers had been in Israel when yesterday’s skirmish began. [NYT]

• IDF soldiers have since entered those “enclaves” that are in Israel proper but lie on the other side of the border fence in order to prevent further attacks. [JPost]

• Someone reportedly tried to assassinate Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, though his office is denying it. [Ynet]

• Israeli shelling of Gaza killed at least one militant. [Haaretz]

• The full Senate opened debate on Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination, which is expected to pass. [NYT]

• The death earlier this week of Morrie Yohai—the inventor of the Cheez Doodle—continues to make waves in the snack industry. [NYT]