Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinians in two separate
attacks, one of the casualties is a 16-year old boy.  A total of seven
Palestinians were killed by Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip in less
than 24hours.

A medical source in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, reported that Majed Jalal Qdeih, 16, was shot and killed in Khaza'a town, near Khan Younis. Three residents were injured.

An Israeli army source claimed that Qdeih was attempting to plant an explosive charge when troops fired at him.

Eyewitnesses reported that Qdeih was killed by soldiers who topped a house in the area; seven residents were injured, one seriously.

Moreover, an Israeli military source reported that the Israeli Air Froce fired a missile at a resistance fighter in southern Khan Younis killing one civilian and injuring at least four other.

Army said that the civilian was standing near a fighter who came close to the “security fence” separating the Gaza Strip from Israel. He remained unidentified until the time of this report.

Earlier on Wednesday, one resident was killed in Khaza'a town, and three others were injured after the army invaded it, medical sources reported.

The resident was identified as Mohammad Abu Reeda, 24. The three injured residents are members of the same family and not fighters.

Four Palestinians were killed on Tuesday at night in two separate Israeli air strikes in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The four were identified as Ahmad Ashour, 30, 'A'ed Abdul-Qader Al Basheety, 33, Ali Khamis Al Nashar, 20, and Ahmad Al Arqan, 34.