Palestinian sources reported late on Wednesday night that a Palestinian fighter died of wounds he sustained in November 2006.

Omer Abu Shari'a, 26, was critically injured when an Israeli war plane shelled his car. Abu Shari'a is said to have been and activist of the Aqsa brigades, the armed wing of Fatah.

Earlier on Wednesday night several Israeli military vehicles invaded Soufa area, south-east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

One Palestinian was shot and injured in an Israeli attack in Jablalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Soldiers advanced for a distance of 200 meters into the area and started bulldozing and uprooting Palestinian agricultural lands. The invasion was carried out by three tanks and several vehicles.

In a separate attack, one resident was shot and injured by Israel military fire as the army operated in Jablia town. Dr. Muawiya Hassanen, head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Ministry of Health, reported that Salah Zeida Asaliyya, 18, was shot by a live round in his shoulder. He was shot when soldiers based near Abu Safiyya area, opened fire at several houses in the area.