Palestinian sources reported that an undercover Israeli army force invaded the costal Gaza strip city of Rafah and kidnapped two civilians on Thursday at dawn.
The sources stated that the force entered the Sofa are in Rafah located near the Gaza Israeli borders searched a number of homes then kidnapped Othman Mo’amer, 25, and his brother Mussa, 20, and left taking them to unknown location.
On Wednesday, the Israeli army shot and wounded two Palestinian residents in eastern Gaza, as army tanks rolled about 500 meters into the northern Gaza Strip. Palestinian medical sources confirmed that one Palestinian resident received gunshot wounds to his legs after the Israeli army opened a hole in the barbed-wire fence on the eastern Gazan-Israeli border.
Also on Wednesday witnesses said that the Israeli forces, including tanks and bulldozers rolled about 500 meters into Palestinian-owned lands in evacuated Israeli settlements close to Beit Lahiya town in northern Gaza. The Israeli army denied that such an incursion was intended as a precursor to a ground offensive in the region.