Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, an area east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.Local sources reported that the army fired rounds of live ammunition and several shells into farmlands east of the al-Qarara area in Khan Younis: damage was reported, but there were no injuries.

The army also uprooted trees on farmlands close to the Kissufim Israeli military base near the border.

On Sunday evening, the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, claimed responsibility for firing four mortars at Israeli soldiers who invaded al-Qarara.

A statement made by the Brigades claimed its fighters spotted an Israeli military force accompanied by armored vehicles invading an area east of al-Qarara and exchanged fire with them; no injuries were reported.