Israeli soldiers killed Mohammad Shawariya 12, from the village of Rakhma near Bethlehem and wound 25-year-old Najah Bouja Tuesday afternoon.

A large Israeli military force invaded the West Bank city of Bethlehem
on Tuesday afternoon. Eyewitnesses said at least ten military vehicles
entered the city from
its northern entrance and moved towards the Church of the Nativity
square, in the center of the city.

Residents said the force includes an ambulance which is a sign that the force is planning to kidnap somebody from the area.

Clashes erupted between the residents and the invading soldeirs.  Eyewitnesses said at least one Palestinian is injured with rubber bullets, adding that troops also fired live ammunition at stone throwing kids.

Earlier in the day, an Israeli soldier was killed near Khan Younis in the central Gaza Strip.

Palestinian resistance fighters clashed with the Israeli troops who invaded the strip on Tuesday morning.

"I can confirm that an Israel Defense Forces non-commissioned officer was killed by gunfire," an Israeli army spokesman said.

Exactly one year ago, Israeli army unilaterally pulled out of the Gaza Strip declaring an end to 38 years of military occupation of the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians attribute the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip to the efforts of the Palestinian armed struggle.

Israel however, kept a very tight siege on the strip and controlled all its entrances and exists, including the border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, for which some Palestinians call Israel’s unilateral disengagement a redeployment of the Israeli forces.

Israel dismantled all the settlements in the Strip which was home to some 7000 settlers who lived on almost 40 percent of the Strip, where the 1.5 million Palestinians lived on 60 percent only.