Israeli occupation forces killed three Palestinians in the Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis after they invaded the location where a tunnel between Gaza and Israel was revealed two weeks ago.
Palestinian medical sources confirmed the death of the three Palestinians. They were identified as Khalid abu-Bakra, 35; Mohamed Daud, 26 and Mohamed al-Qasas, 23.
The Hamas military wing, Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades announced that their members were protecting the borders at night.
In a statement, they said that they were killed in a battle with the Israeli occupation forces. “Israeli tanks, escorted by military helicopters, tried to invade Khan Younis, but our fighters stopped them.”
“Israeli tanks fired artillery shells, one of them hit the three fighters, and our fighters exploded a landmine in the area,” the statement added.
Israeli occupation forces reported that five soldiers were wounded in the incidents.
Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahrnoth said, “Israeli forces operating on both sides of the Gaza border fence were hit after a bomb went off on Thursday night. One soldier was seriously injured, another moderately injured and three sustained light wounds.”