[Thursday January 9, 2014] Three Palestinians have been injured after an Israeli airstrike targeted the southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday, according to medical officials.Ashraf al-Qidra, Gaza’s health ministry spokesman, told Ma’an News Agency that an Israeli plane fired a missile at a three-wheeled vehicle, east of Khan Younis, injuring two men; a child standing by the window, in a nearby house, was injured by broken glass.

All three were taken to Kamal Nasser hospital in Khan Younis for treatment.

Earlier, Israeli military vehicles crossed into a border area east of Khan Younis, forcing farmers to flee the area.

Palestinian fighters then fired several mortar shells at the vehicles, according to eyewitness reports.