Two more Palestinians killed on Friday due to the continued Israeli army attacks on the Gaza strip, Palestinian sources reported.
On Friday at midday doctors at Gaza city hospital announced the death of Ala Al Burno, 20, from wounds sustained on Thursday evening when Israeli jet fighters shelled a Palestinian police station west of Gaza city. While Mohamed Shamiyiah, 25, an electricain, was killed and two others injured when an Israeli F16 fired missiles at a car belonging to the Palestinian Electricity Company. The attacks took place in Khan Younis town located in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Earlier in the day Israeli jet fighters shelled two Palestinian homes in Gaza city and injured five Palestinian civilians among them two children now in critical conditions, medical sources reported.
Since Tuesday, where 2 were killed and now including the two more killed on Friday, the death toll in Gaza due to Israeli attacks has hit 37.
The Israeli army attacks on Thursday left 19 Palestinians dead, while on Wednesday military attacks left a death toll of 14 in addition to the two Palestinians killed Tuesday.
Meanwhile on Friday the Israeli army radio reported that the army has laid the ground-work for a wide scale offensive targeting the Gaza Strip.
"The more [rocket] fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, they (the Palestinians) will bring upon themselves a bigger holocaust because we will use all our might to defend ourselves," Matan Vilnai told Israeli army radio.
The army officials said that the operation comes to stop the Palestinian home made shells being fired from the Palestinian Coastal region into nearby Israeli towns. Palestinian home made shells this week killed one Israeli man injuring five other civilians.
The Palestinian resistance said that the firing of shells is a response to the daily attacks by Israel on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.