Palestinian sources reported that two Italian Red Cross workers were abducted by unknown gunmen in Dir Al Balah town, in the central Gaza strip on Tuesday afternoon.

Iyad Nasser, a spokesperson for the Red Cross Rrelief Agency working in Gaza stated that the two Italians were stopped by a group of unknown gunmen, near Dir Al Balah town, and then they were taken to an unknown location.

Nasser demanded the kidnapers to release the Italians without any conditions, adding that abducting nationals coming to help Palestinians is unjustified.

So far, no group claimed responsibility in teh attack.