Dr. Muawiya Hasanen, head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian
Ministry of Health, reported on Monday evening that one resident was
killed, two were injured, after the Israeli army fired artillery shells
at Beit Hanoun town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Dr. Hasanen stated that Mazin Abu Odeh, 21, was killed after a shell hit his house; his body was severely mutilated.
Two other residents suffered serious wounds. Abu Odeh is a civilian and not a member of resistance factions, Dr. Hasanen added. One of the injured residents is a the cousin of Odeh.
An Israeli military spokeswoman denied the report and said that the army did not operate in the area. She claimed that “the explosion was not caused by Israeli soldiers”.