Palestinian sources reported that the Israeli army has killed on Friday five Palestinian fighters and kidnapped 25 other civilians during two invasions targeting the southern and central parts of the Gaza Strip.

Al Qassam Brigades said that Mohaned Awwad, 23, Ibraheem Madi, 20 and Mohamed Abu Rizek, 23, three of the brigades’ fighters were killed during an army attack targeting the Khan Younis and Rafah areas in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Witnesses said that tanks invaded residential areas located near Rafah and Khan Youins and clashed with local resistance fighters; Israeli unmanned plan fighter missiles at the fighters and killed three of them.

In the meantime during another invasion targeting areas in the central Gaza Strip, Israeli tanks and bulldozers destroyed Palestinian owned farm land, before leaving Israeli troops clashed with local resistance fighter and killed two on them.

The Qudes brigades the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad group said that the two fighters killed were members of the brigades.

Resident in the central Gaza strip said that during the Israeli attack there that lasted for several hours Israeli troops kidnapped 20 civilians and took them to unknown location.