The Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported on Monday at night that one child was injured after the Israeli tanks stationed near Arafat International Airport shelled several houses in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Two brothers were taken prisoners in a separate attack in the town.
A medical source at Abu Yousef Al Najjar Hospital in Rafah reported that the child, Abdul-Hamid Es’efan, 14, was hit by several rounds of live ammunition in his right leg; his injury was described as moderate.
Eyewitnesses reported that tanks stationed around Arafat International Airport fired at dozens of houses east of Rafah.
In a separate attack also on Monday at night, soldiers took two brothers prisoners after invading Al Shouka area, in Rafah, and breaking into several houses.
The two brothers were identified as Othman Mahmoud Hussein, and his brother Fuad.
Also, military bulldozers uprooted farmlands in the area causing considerable losses and damage.
Several residents were injured on Monday at night after the Israeli air force shelled a house in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, the WAFA news agency added
The house was completely damaged, while rescue teams and ambulances rushed to the area to evacuate the wounded residents.