Israeli occupation forces, on Thursday afternoon, fired on Qararah village, east of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, with three artillery shells.According to Al Ray, Israeli sources claimed Israeli force, patrolling at the border fence, was fired near Kissufim border crossing. No injuries were reported.

Israel announced, Wednesday night, that their forces were fired upon near the same area, with no injuries reported.

In a relevant vein, Al Ray reported that three Palestinians were injured after being shot by Israeli forces near Erez crossing north of the Gaza Strip.

Two Palestinian men were shot and seriously injured, according to Palestinian medical and security sources, said Ma’an.

The sources said Israeli troops stationed on monitor towers opened fire at workers collecting small stones from fields to be used for making concrete, injuring two workers seriously.

Palestinian ambulances evacuated the victims to Kamal Udwan hospital.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that Israeli forces fired at Palestinians who had gathered near the crossing after they failed to respond to warning shots and riot-dispersal means.

She could not confirm if any direct hits were registered.

Earlier, Israeli forces fired an artillery shell at an open area in the northern Gaza Strip, witnesses told Ma’an.

The tank shell landed in an open area near Erez crossing.

The area, according to witnesses, was an Israeli industrial zone before Israeli forces disengaged from the Gaza Strip in 2005. No injuries were reported in that incident.

The National Resistance Brigades, a military wing affiliated to the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, told Ma’an that fighters affiliated to the group detonated an explosive device near the crossing.