Preliminary medical sources reported one Palestinian killed and another injured in Israeli shelling of the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun on Thursday at dawn.

.Local sources said that Israeli tanks and bulldozers invaded the border area of Beit Hanoun and opened fire at the residents homes.

Israeli sources stated that troops killed 1 Palestinian and injured another; the army also stated that troops kidnapped 56 Palestinians during the operation that ended on Thursday early morning.

Dr. Mo’awiyah Hassanin of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said that one Palestinian was killed and another injured, he said that the names of the two men remain unknown as the Israeli army still holds them.

No Palestinian sources have confirmed that 65 have been kidnapped.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli bulldozers which were involved in the invasion leveled Palestinian orchards and properties.