Soldiers have withdrawn from Al-Shojaeyya neighborhood, east of Gaza after invading it earlier Tuesday at dawn. The invasion, which began at 2:00 am, has left in its wake two residents dead, five wounded and have caused appreciable damage to homes and agricultural fields.
A medical source in Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis said that the shelling caused two death and five injuries.
The source identified the residents who were fatally shot as Maher Abu Al-Ata, 20 years old, and Fadi Ziad Al-Maghni, 22 years old.
Dr. Jom’a Al-Saqqa, head of the Public Relations Office in Al-Shiffa Hospital said that five residents were wounded including a 10- year-old child, who sustained bullets fragments in several parts of his body.
Al-Aqsa Brigades, the military wing of Fatah, said that the resistance managed to wound several soldiers after exchanging fire with them earlier this morning.
Ammar Jundieh, a resident at Al-Shojaeyya, said that soldiers detonated a bomb at the door of his home and broke into it forcing all of his family members to stay in one room while they searched the home causing some damage.
Soldiers left the home of Jundieh eight hours after invading it.
A local source in Khan Younis said that military bulldozers razed agricultural fields under cover of military fire.
On Monday the army killed Sara Zo’rob, 12 years old, who sustained a gunshot injury to her head, and wounded three other residents, in Batn Al-Sameen area in Khan Younis in addition to killing a 50-year- old woman in Al-Qarara, in the Khan Younis district.