The Israeli army withdrew from Shujai'ya neighborhood in Gaza city on
Wednesday at night after a five-day invasion which left 20 Palestinians
dead and scores wounded in addition to serious damage to buildings and
On Wednesday ten Palestinians were killed, including a 6-year-old boy. Medical sources reported that Husam Al Sersawi, 6 died of wounds he sustained on Monday.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Al Banna, 32 died in the hospital when he was shot by army tanks operating in Al-Shuja'yia.
Local sources reported that late Wednesday, Eyad Al Sarsek and Nidal Al Dahdoh, both 14, were killed when Israeli tanks fired at residents houses in the area.
Four civilians were killed and eight were injured on Wednesday morning by heavy machine gun fire from Israeli tanks in the area.
Dr. Muawiya Hasanen, head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Ministry of Health, reported that the four were identified as Rami Al Gharabli, Ziad Al Gharabli, Ra'ed Sabitah, and Mohannad Jundieh.
Earlier on Wednesday at dawn, Husam Abu Rokba, 24 was shot dead by Israeli troops near the evacuated settlement of Dugit, near Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Relatives of Abu Rokba stated that he was mentally challenged.
On Thursday morning, several Palestinian resistance groups fired nine homemade shells at the Israeli southern towns of Sderot and Al Majdal. Israeli sources said several Israelis were injured by fragments.
The Al Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, the Al Quds brigades the armed wing of Islamic Jihad and the Al Aqsa brigades the armed wing of Fatah said in three separate press releases they fired homemade shells into two southern Israeli towns in response to the Israeli army attacks on civilians in Al Shujai'ya area.
Also on Thursday a group of Palestinian resistance fighters affiliated with Islamic Jihad said they managed to target an army bulldozer with 30 Kgm homemade bomb while bulldozing residents' houses and lands in Al Shujai'ya area, no injuries were reported.
Israeli army sources claimed that twoops found two tunnels which the fighters are planning to use to carry on attacks against Israel. Army sources said they found two tunnels with 30 depth and 150 length.