An undercover Israeli army force invaded Beit Hannoun town north of the
Gaza Strip, shot and killed six residents and injured another 50 residents by ground by air attacks on
Wednesday morning.

Sources in Kamal Adwan Hospital reported that four of the killed arrived to the hospital and were identified as: Hussam Abu Harbeed, 24, who works as a bodyguard for a Palestinian minister, Ahmad Sa'adat, 23, said to belong to Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, Faiez Al Zuwidi, 25, works as a Palestinian secourity officer. All arrived to the hospital dead on Wednesday at dawn after receiving fatal gun shot wounds, sources in the hospital added.

Later during the early hours of the morning, another two residents died from wounds sustained during aerial and ground attacks by the Israeli army on residents' houses in Beit Hannoun. The two were known as Ahmad Adwan, 24 and Mohamed Al Massri, 23, medical sources reported.

The sources added that 50 residents, among them resistance fighters, were injured during clashes with the ground troops invading Beit Hannoun.

Israeli army sources stated that one Israeli soldier was killed diring the clashes between the local resistance fighters and the invading troops. Eyewitnesses in the town of Beit Hannoun said that they saw an army helicopter landing in the town and evacuating a number of injured Israeli soldiers.

According to Palestinian sources most of the residents were injured by Israeli air force jet fighters and drones firing missiles at resideantial targets in the town of Beit Hannoun.

The ground invasion involved scores of tanks and army bulldozers who fired heavily and randomly at residents' houses in the town. Bulldozers stated to level a number of houses, eyewitnesses reported  Al Aqsa Brigads, the armed wing of Fatah, reported that a group of its fighters ambushed an Israeli army
undercover force that was planning to attak resistance fighters. The
brigades said that they killed a number of soldiers and injured several

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Israeli forces are currently surrounding the Beit Hannoun Hospital and not allowing patients in or out. Patients with severe cases who need to be transferred to outside hospitals for surgery, but instead patients are being trapped inside. Doctors are being forced to release the personal information of the patients. According to eyewitnesses, ambulances are taking taking longer to arrive to the hospital because Israeli forces have refused to let them through, increasing the chance of death among the injured. 
Army bulldozers also destroyed the fence surrounding the hospital as well as the local graveyard, where they are digging up bodies. Eyewitnesses told IMEMC that Beit Hannoun residents are trapped in their homes with little food and water; Israeli forces have refused to let them leave.
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