Palestinian sources reported, Friday, that two fighters were shot and killed during clashes with Israel soldiers east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli army confirmed killing two fighters near the border fence separating Gaza from Israel. The army said that soldiers noticed two fighters approaching the fence, east of Khan Younis, and that one of the fighters opened fire at a military patrol.
Armed clashes took place between the fighters and the soldiers and two fighters were killed, the army reported.
The two fighters are members of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad.
Local sources reported that soldiers fired shells at several homes in the area causing excessive damage.
The al-Quds Brigades identified the fighters as Nader Adel Abu Doqqa, 17, and Hamdi Ajel Abu Hamad, 17.
Following the clashes, the army invaded the area and uprooted farmlands.