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IOF Soldiers Raid Central Gaza, Fire At Other Areas

IOF Soldiers Raid Central Gaza, Fire At Other Areas

August 2, 20120 comments

Palestinian Information Centre
01/08/2012

GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided central Gaza Strip areas to the east of Breij and Maghazi refugee camps on Wednesday, local sources said.

They told Quds Press that IOF soldiers in a number of tanks and armored vehicles advanced 400 meters into Palestinian land and opened heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian residential quarters.

They said that Palestinian resistance fighters fired a number of mortar shells at the invading force and an exchange of fire ensued with no casualties reported.

The raid coincided with IOF shelling of a number of others areas in Gaza.

Local sources told the PIC that IOF soldiers stationed at Kissufim military outpost fired at Palestinian land and neighborhoods to the east of Qarara town near Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, in addition to areas near Deir Al-Balah town in central Gaza.

Soldiers manning military watchtowers to the north of Beit Hanun, in northern Gaza, opened fire at areas in the vicinity of Beit Hanun (Erez) crossing.

Palestinian fishermen working off the northern Gaza coast also came under Israeli navy fire. No casualties were suffered.

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