The Israeli army killed one Palestinian resistance fighter, injured four others and kidnapped at least 27 civilians during an invasion targeting the northern part of the Gaza strip on Monday morning.

On Monday at dawn Israeli tanks and bulldozers invaded the town of Beit Hanoun, located in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, troops searched and ransacked homes before kidnapping 27 civilians from the same family, local sources reported.

The Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, said that Ikremah Abu Odah, 22, was one of the brigades fighters who was killed, and four other civilians were injured when an Israeli unmanned plane fired missiles at a group of resistance fighters who were trying to stop the army from invading.

Witnesses said that troops left Beit Hanoun on Monday late morning.

Meanwhile another civilian was killed overnight during an Israeli air raid targeting the city of Rafah in the southern part of the coastal region.