Two killed in latest Israeli airstrike as IDF goes on high alert over fears of attempt new by Palestinian fighters to capture Israeli soldiers. Also a Palestinian man was shot near Hebron and died on the way to hospital, allegedly after trying to stab an Israeli soldier.
Ma'an – Israeli forces shelled an area east of the Al-Maghazi Refugee Camp on Monday, hitting the central Gaza Strip region with several artillery shells in at least three barrages, witnesses said. Unconfirmed Israeli media reports said two Palestinians were killed.
Camp residents said the shells were mostly landing in the Abu Hamam area, and said the hits began at approximately 9am.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said the fire was the response of an army unit near the Kissufim military base, south of the Al-Maghazi camp, to an attempt by armed men who were "identified detonating an explosive device" near the border fence that she said was "targeting soldiers." After soldiers heard an explosion nearby, they responded, she said.