An Israeli military source reported that four Bedouins were killed, on Tuesday, in two separate explosions that took place when when unexploded shells detonated near them.
Two Bedouin children were killed and a third was severely injured when an undetonated shells exploded near them as they were tending sheep in an area used as an Israeli Air Force as a training zone, south of Kiryat Gat settlement.
An Israeli police source reported that initial investigation revealed that three youths, aged 13 to 16, were playing with a bomb shell they found in the army firing range, two died of their wounds and the third was rushed to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva.
Paramedics of the Israeli Magen David Adom found the victims unconsciousness after having suffered severe wounds on all parts of their bodies.
Earlier on Tuesday morning, a Bedouin father and his 16-year old son were killed when an unexploded shell detonated in an open field where the two were pasturing their sheep.
Salam Jadeen and his son Khaled were killed by a blast caused by an unexploded homemade shell, Israeli army source reported.
Earlier Tuesday three Qassam rockets were fired at Israeli territory from the northern Gaza Strip, no injuries were reported.