Palestinian medical sources reported Saturday that a Palestinian man was killed when the army shelled an area east of Al Boreij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip. The sources identified the man as Sami Shihada Abu Khousa, 47.

Eyewitnesses reported that clashes between resistance fighters and Israeli soldiers took place in the area as the army tried to invade it. Soldiers fired artillery shells in several directions.

The Israeli army confirmed the report and claimed that the soldiers fired the shells after being attacked by Palestinian fighters; no soldiers were wounded.

In related news, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the armed wing of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed responsibility for firing an RPG shell at soldiers invaded an area in northern Gaza.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was not aware of the incident.