Palestinian medical sources reported on Tuesday that Mihiar Al Najar, 19, was critically wounded after being shot by the Israeli troops invading the village of Khuza'a, east of Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Al Najar sustained injures in the chest and abdomen. He was moved to Al Najar Hospital in Khan Younis, the medical sources added.

The Israeli military offensive that started on Tuesday morning has already claimed the life of three Palestinians and injured four. Llocal residents say the operation is still going.