A number of Israeli armored military vehicles carried out a limited invasion on Thursday at dawn into an area close to the Kerem Shalom (Karem Abu Salem) Crossing, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Soldiers opened fire on several homes in the area causing damage; no injuries were reported.

Local sources reported that three military vehicles and two armored bulldozers advanced 200 meters into Palestinian farmlands close to the border line.

The bulldozers uprooted farmlands and leveled some structures, while the army opened fire in different directions.

Israel carries nearly daily invasions and attacks into northern and eastern areas of the Gaza Strip, and prevents the farmers from reaching their lands which are close to the border.