Two Palestinian resistance fighters were reported killed by the Israeli army during clashes at the southern Gaza Israel borders on Tuesday at dawn.
Palestinian sources stated that the Israeli army invaded areas in the southern Gaza strip city of Rafah located at the borders with Israel; witnesses said that armed clashes with local resistance fighters took place.
The invasion that lasted for two hours finished when Israeli tanks and bulldozers left the area.
The Al Qassam brigades the armed wing of the Hamas movement said that two of its fighters were killed in clashes, they were identified as Mohamed Abu Tahha and Baker Abu Rajjal.
Medical sources reported that the two men were dead when they reached the hospital after sustaining multiple wounds in the abdomen and head.
Israeli sources confirmed that the army invaded the area in Rafah and clashed with the local resistance.
Meanwhile two Qassam home-made shells were fired by the Palestinian resistance on Tuesday at the southern Israeli town of Sederot, located near the Gaza Strip. The shells landed in the industrial zone causing damage but no injures, Israeli sources reported.
The Popular Resistance Committees, a Palestinian resistance group based in Gaza, claimed responsibility for firing the home-made shells.
The group said that the attack on Tuesday is a response to the death of a leader in the group, Amer Karmot. Karmot was killed on Monday afternoon when Israeli jet-fighters attacked his car, he was killed and another two were injured.