Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip have reported that four residents were injured, on Wednesday evening, after Israeli soldiers fired shells into farmlands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.The Israeli army said it fired shells into Gaza after an explosive object detonated near a military vehicle across the border fence, causing no injuries. Israeli TV Channel 2 said the vehicle was damaged due to the blast.

Medical sources in Gaza said three of the wounded Palestinians are farmers, working in their lands when the army fired the shells, while a fourth resident was injured in his home, after the soldiers fired live rounds.

Eyewitnesses said the army fire was apparently targeting a training center for the al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, in the nearby area in al-Farahin.