An Israeli army force invaded the northern areas of Biet Hanon town north of the Gaza strip, Wednesday afternoon.

Several tanks and army bulldozers entered those areas coming from Erez  crossing for more than 800 metres inside the town, and intiated a Combing operation across the area, eyewitnesses told PNN correspondent.

According to Israeli radio reports the troops do not plan to stay for long time and this operation Aims to dismantle explosive devices planted in the area near the fence between Gaza strip and Israel.

Local residents said this is not the first time that army has invaded this area this week.