Six Palestinians wounded in Gaza clashes, shelling
Six Palestinians were injured early Wednesday after Israeli forces entered some hundreds of meters deep into the northern Gaza Strip, medical and military sources said, Xinhua reported.
Two of the wounded were fighters affiliated with al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades of Fatah, the group said in a statement sent to the media.
The militants discovered that Israeli forces had rolled in the north of Beit Lahiya town before dawn and exchanged fire with them, according to the statement.
During the clashes, four Palestinian civilians were injured after Israeli tanks fired several shells to the West of Beit Lahiya which borders Israel, medical officials said.
The shells hit the Bedouin village, causing various kinds of injuries to four of the residents, the officials added.
The security situation in the Gaza Strip has been unstable since Israel ended its three-week major military offensive on Jan. 18.
Egypt failed to broker a new ceasefire between Islamic Hamas movement, which controls the territory, and Israel.