Palestinian medical sources in the central Gaza Strip town of Deir Elbalah, announced that a five-year-old child was killed on Sunday by Israeli army gunfire in the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of aL-Buraij.

Abdullah Bahar, 5, arrived as a dead body at the Shuhada aL-Aqsa hospital in Deir Ealbalah, as he sustained several shrapnel into various parts of his head and body, the sources said.

The medics confirmed that four other inhabitants were also injured by the Israeli army fire.

Witnesses said that an Israeli army force, made up of a column of tanks, incurred today afternoon to the east of aL-Buraij refugee camp, just close to the Gaza-Israel border line.

Witnesses added that the incurring force opened heavy fire at Palestinian-inhabited houses in the area, before it rolled back to positions inside the Israeli borders.

Recently, the Israeli army has intensified small-scale ground offensives on different parts of the border lines with the Gaza Strip, claiming last week alone the lives of four Palestinians, at least.