Palestinian medical sources reported Thursday that seven Palestinians were wounded when Israeli soldiers fired several artillery shells into the Al-Shujaeyya neighborhood, in Gaza. The shelling came after the army carried out two invasions in the northern and southern parts of the Gaza Strip.Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Medical and Emergency Services in Gaza, stated that two of the seven wounded residents suffered serious injuries; the remaining five suffered moderate wounds.

The army fired the artillery shells at several homes and farmlands in northern and southern Gaza; medics are still searching the targeted area due to initial reports of more injuries among the civilians.

Media sources in Gaza reported that the Israeli army is still operating in an area east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and Beit Lahia in the northern part.

Eyewitnesses said that at least eight military vehicles advanced nearly 300 meters into Al-Fakhary town, and uprooted Palestinian farmlands while firing at random.

Soldiers also invaded farmlands north of Beit Lahia and fired rounds of live ammunition at the farmers forcing them to run for their lives.

At least one farmer was injured, while initial information revealed that several farmers are still trapped in their lands, surrounding by the invading Israeli soldiers.