Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported Friday that one resident was killed, and three more were injured, after they inhaled toxic gas fired by the Israeli army at a border tunnel in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region.The sources said that the three youths went to conduct maintenance works to the tunnel that was bombarded during the war, but the tunnel was filled with toxic gas resulting from Israeli missiles.
Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza stated that Bassam Ash-Sha’er, 26, died due to toxic gas inhalation in the tunnel, and that the three wounded residents have been hospitalized at the Abu Yousef An-Najjar Hospital in Rafah.
Their health condition was described as moderate.
Earlier on Friday, Israeli soldiers killed one Palestinian, and wounded 19 others, after opening fire at them near the border fence, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The slain resident was identified as Anwar Abdul-Hadi Qdeih, 21; the wounded residents in the latest Israeli violation suffered moderate-to-severe injuries.
The attack comes in direct violation of the truce that was declared Thursday. It is worth mentioning that two Palestinians died Friday due to serious injuries suffered due the Israeli war on Gaza last week.
At least 167 Palestinians, most of them children, women, youth and elderly, including several members of the same family, have been killed by Israeli missiles and shells during eight days of Israeli war on Gaza, while more than 1,225 residents have been injured, dozens seriously.