Thursday night after midnight, Israeli troops stationed near the Kissufim Crossing in the southern part of the Gaza Strip fired several tank shells at Palestinian areas northeast of Khan Younis. Soldiers shelled a blacksmith workshop in Gaza City, shelled areas in Beit Lahia and occupied a home in Beit Hanoun.
Palestinian medical sources in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip,reported that Israeli tanks stationed at the Kissufim Crossing, north-east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, fired several shelled at areas east of Al Maghazi and Al Boreij refugee camps, and the city of Dir Al Balah; damage was reported, no injuries.
In Gaza City, an Israeli fighter-jet fired at least one missile at a blacksmith workshop in Asqoula area. The workshop was completely damaged and burnt by the missile.
Ambulances and rescue teams rushed to the shelled area in search for casualties. Palestinian sources in the city reported that the workshop was shelled six times since the outbreak of the Al Aqsa Intifada late 2000.
Meanwhile, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, Israeli soldiers fired tank and artillery shells at several houses and open areas.
Several residents suffered anxiety attacks as a result of the shelling as several shells hit Palestinian houses, damage was reported.
In Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, soldiers occupied a houses and its rooftop after breaking into it.
The house belongs to a resident from Al Barway family, in Al Masreyeen Street, near a Palestinian security post. Soldiers used the house as a military post and a monitoring tower after forcing the family in one room