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Palestinian sources reported that two Palestinian fighters were killed and another two injured during armed clashes with Israeli troops in the village of Wadi Al Salqa in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Witnesses reported that an Israeli undercover force invaded the village on Tuesday morning and searched homes there, later, army tanks and bulldozers invaded the village, a group of the Al Qassam Brigades the armed wing of the Hamas movement clashed with the invading Israeli forces.

The clashes ended when troops and tanks left Wadi Al Salqa leaving two fighters from the Qassam brigades were killed and two injured. The Brigades announced that the two killed were their fighters and identified them as AbdAllah Al Louhh and Yihyia Al Burak.

The brigades added that in response to the Israeli attack the group fired several homemade shells at the Israeli military post of Kitsufim, located at the southern Gaza Israel border, the Israeli army reported no injures among their troops.

The Israeli military invaded the Jenin refugee camp, and the villages of Wadi Burqin and Deir Ghazala near the northern West Bank city of Jenin in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

In the attack, the Israeli military kidnapped two Palestinians and moved them to an unknown detention center, claiming that the prisoners were registered on the Israeli list of wanted Palestinians.

On Monday night, one Palestinian resident was shot and killed by Israeli settler gunfire near Ramallah in the central West Bank.

Medical sources identified the slain resident as 22 year old Ali Mohammad Kharroub, from Haris village, near the West Bank city of Salfit. Palestinian security sources reported that extremist settlers of the Shiloh settlement opened fire at Kharroub as he was walking on a dirt road, near the village of Tomor Ayya north of Ramallah.


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