Gaza Strip: Four Palestinians, including physician, Israeli officer killed
Four Palestinians and one Israeli officer were killed late Sunday and Monday in several incidents in the Gaza Strip.
In the latest incident, an Israeli officer was reportedly killed in a weapons-smuggling tunnel that collapsed along the Gaza Strip-Egypt border, trapping him and another soldier inside.
Earlier, Israeli occupation troops killed two Palestinian fighters near the Gaza Strip settlement of Netzarim.
In another incident, Israeli troops killed two Palestinians, including a doctor, and wounded two others in the southern Gaza Strip late Sunday, Palestinian medical sources said.
On Monday morning, Palestinians fired two home-made Qassam rockets at southern Israel. According to Israeli press reports, the rockets landed in an open area, causing no injuries or damage.
Also Monday, Palestinians fired a mortar shell at a north Gaza Strip settlement, damaging a house. Four mortar shells were fired at the Gush Katif settlement bloc in Gaza Strip on Sunday; one struck a school, and several students were treated for shock, Haaretz reported.
Meanwhile, Palestinian medics said Samir Hijazi, a 38-year-old physician, died of wounds he sustained when the occupation army fired tank shells and automatic gunfire towards the Rafah refugee camp near the Gaza Strip-Egyptian border. Another Palestinian was also killed.
Palestinians said Hijazi was critically wounded by gunfire as he passed by a gas station close to his home on the outskirts of the camp.
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