Army withdrew from Deir Al-Balah, in the Gaza Strip, leaving huge destruction in a number of homes and the infrastructure in the city, and centered around the city, after raiding it on Thursday.

A local source in Deir Al-Balah said that soldiers supported by several tanks and military bulldozers invaded Abu Areef area near “Kfar Darom” settlement, encircled the home of Ibarim Al-Kurd and detonated if after charging it with explosives.

Al-Kurd, originally from Al-Amal neighborhood, in Khan Younis, in the south of the Gaza Strip, in the first Intifada which started in 1987, and moved to Deir Al-Balah after soldier demolished his home.

Two residential buildings were leveled in the military operation earlier on Thursday.

The military raid which started on Thursday, and the shelling conducted in the city resulted in killing four residents in addition to 40 injuries among the residents, including children.

Meanwhile, a medical source at Al-Aqsa Brigades Hospital in Deir Al-Balah, said that the total number of residents killed in Deir Al-Balah, on Thursday, reached four in addition to 40 injuries.

The killed residents were identified as Mohammad Abu Musbeh, 15, Ahmad Abu shaweesh, 19, Mohammad Baraka, 19 and Shadi Abu-Ghorab, 18 years old.

The huge number of injuries was related to shelling residential areas and opening fire at tens of youths who hurled stones at the army invading the city after shelling it.

The military operation left tens of Agricultural Dunums completely damaged after the military bulldozers uprooted fields planted with Olive and Palm trees.