Palestinian medical and security sources in the Gaza Strip reported on
Saturday morning that three Palestinians, including a 54 year-old
father and his 27 year-old son were killed in Beit Hanoun and Al
Qarara, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. A husband, his wife and
their four children were injured in a separate attack.
The sources stated that under-cover Israeli military units invaded an area in Al Amal neighborhood east of Beit Hanoun and opened fire at a group of residents who gathered there and killed Mohammad Abu Odeh, 54, and his son Ismail Abu Odeh, 27.
Dr. Moawiya Hassanen, head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Ministry of Health, reported that two members of the same family were injured.
Eyewitnesses reported that several military vehicles, including two bulldozers, invaded the area and bulldozed the house of Yousef Abu Al Feeta, one of the members of the Al Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.
Soldiers exchanged fire with dozens of resistance fighters in the area while troops opened fire at dozens of surrounding houses, damage was reported.
Moreover, a Husband, his wife and their four children were injured after an Israeli plane fired a missile at a Palestinian house in the area.
A medical source at Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Hanoun identified the injured family members as, Eyad Taha Al Kafarna, 27, his wife Elham, 21, and their children Deena, 5, Nahed, 4, Ahmad, 3, and Mohammad 2. The house also burnt due to the shelling.
In a separate attack, one resident was shot and killed by Israeli military fire in Al Qarara area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The body of the resident was transferred to Al Aqsa Hospial in Dir Al Balah, in the central Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that the Palestinian District Coordination Office was informed by the Israeli army that soldiers killed two residents in the area. After arriving in the area, medics found one body.
Army claimed that the resident was shot and killed as he approached the Kissufim border crossing in the Central Gaza Strip.