Israeli troops, tanks and bulldozers invaded areas near Dier Al Balah town located in the central part of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning.

Witnesses said that tanks and troops stormed areas located near the Kitsofem border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel, they added that local resistance fighters clashed with the invading troops.

The Al Qassam Brigades the armed wing of the Hamas Movement said that its fighters  have managed to injure one Israeli soldier, the group added that  the clashes are ongoing.

Israeli army sources said its forces invaded Dier Al Balah after a home made shell hit open farm lands near the borders. The sources added that one soldier was lightly wounded during the clashes that followed the invasion. Another Israeli soldier was wounded on Monday during an invasion targeting the central Gaza Strip, army sources said.