Palestinian sources reported that the Israeli army left the city of Rafah located in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday midday.

Witnesses said that Israeli tanks and bulldozers invaded Al-Shouka area east of Rafah today at dawn. They added that Israeli bulldozers uprooted vast areas of farmlands, and destroyed property in the area.

Local sources stated that five Palestinians were kidnapped by the invading forces, two were released later on and three were taken to an unknown location.

Medical sources reported no injures in the attack.

Palestinian resistance groups said that their fighters clashed with the invading forces, both sides reported no injures.