Thursday, June 14, 2012

Medics: 2 hurt in Khan Younis shelling

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli shelling east of Khan Younis injured two Palestinians on Thursday, medical officials in the southern Gaza Strip said.

Medical official Adham Abu Salmiya told Ma'an that two Palestinians were moderately injured during the shelling east of the Al-Qarara area in Khan Younis.

An Israeli military spokesman said he was looking into the reports.

Earlier, an army spokesman said a Palestinian sniper opened fire toward an Israeli farmer east of Khan Younis. No one was injured in that incident.

Witnesses said Israeli forces responded by firing heavily at land used by farmers, causing a fire to break out in the Khazaa village east of Khan Younis.

On Tuesday the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command said it fired four shells at Israeli forces southeast of Deir al-Balah.

The same day Israel's military said forces fired warning shots for "deterrent purposes" during routing operations in the Kisufim area adjacent to a so-called no-man's land along the border.

Palestinians also fired on a military vehicle the same day, the Israeli army said at the time.