Three boys were killed in an Israeli air raid on the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun Monday, witnesses and medical sources reported.  Two Palestinians were killed in a seperate airstrike Monday east of Gaza City and a sixth died from wounds sustained in an airstrike Tuesday morning.

Witnesses confirmed that an Israeli aircraft fired a missile at the boys while they were playing football, killing three of them and wounding several others.  Local sources identified the Palestinians killed in the attack as Ahmed Abu Amsa, 17, Farid Nassir, 19, and Ahmed Shabaat, 18.

Earlier a 22-year-old man was killed by an Israeli artillery shell in an eastern Gaza Strip neighborhood. Five others were wounded.

Meanwhile, a 21-year-old civilian died of wounds he sustained today when Israeli tanks and aircrafts bombarded the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli missiles killed two resistance fighters and injured at least six bystanders in a Monday morning strike near the southern Gaza town of Khan Yunis.

*this article was sourced from the Palestinian WAFA News Agency and local sources