Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Sunday, one resident near Khazza’a village, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Moawiya Hassanen, head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Ministry of Health, reported that soldiers based east of the village fired rounds of live ammunition at dozens of homes; one resident was killed, another was injured.

Dr. Hassanen stated that soldiers allowed a Palestinian ambulance to enter the area two hours after the shooting took place. Medics found the body of Bilal Wakid Al Sha’er, 22, and resident Mohammad Al Sha’er, who suffered moderate wounds; Al Sha’er was laying next to the body of Bilal.

The body of Bilal, and resident Mohammad were transferred to Nasser Hospital, in Khan Younis.

A Palestinian security source reported that soldiers based near the Sofa Crossing, in the southern part of the Gaza strip, fired at dozens of homes in the area, killing Bilal and moderately injuring Mohammad.

Meanwhile, an Israeli military source claimed that the two residents, along with a third unidentified resident, attempted to plant an explosive device near the Sofa Crossing after cutting the “security fence” in the area.

“Soldiers then opened fire and shot them”, the source claimed, “The third resident managed to flee the scene”.

On Saturday, one resident was injured in the Gaza Strip after an Israeli Marine boat fired at him while he was fishing. The resident suffered serious injuries, and was transferred to Al Aqsa Hospital in Deir Al Balah, in the central Gaza Strip.

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