Israeli Air Force Bombards Gaza, Two Fighters Injured

18 Jul
5:39 PM

Palestinian medical sources reported that two fighters were wounded when the Israeli Air Force fired, on Monday at dawn, a number of missiles into an area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Higher Committee of Medical Services in Gaza, reported that the army bombarded Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, targeting fighters of the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, inflicting two injuries; one seriously.

Local sources reported that the bombarded area is a training zone for the Al Qassam Brigades; damage to nearby buildings was reported.

Furthermore, local sources reported that Israeli jets dropped leaflets warning the residents to stay at least 300 meters away from the border fence between Gaza and Israel.

The leaflets included details maps setting the ‚Äúno-man zone‚ÄĚ, and warning that any person who approaches the area will be subject to army fire.

Similar to repeated previous incidents, the army provided a cell phone number and an email asking the residents to collaborate with Israel, and to provide information about resistance fighters and about the siege-busting tunnels across the border area between Gaza and Egypt.

On Sunday, the army bombarded the Gaza Strip inflicting seven injuries among the civilian population, including four children.

The Israeli army killed three Palestinians and injured more than twenty others in a number of attacks and air strikes targeting the Gaza Strip since the beginning of this month.

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Saed Bannoura

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