Three Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling in Gaza

Three Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling in Gaza

Three Palestinian died after an Israeli tank had fired at a military observation post in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday, the official representative of the local Health Ministry Ashraf Kidra said.

The incident happened east of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. The ministry identified those killed as Hussein al-Amour, 25, Abdul Haleem al-Naqa, 28, and Marwan al-Amour, 25.

A statement from the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, the Al-Quds Brigades, claimed two of them as members. It was not yet clear if Marwan al-Amour, who died from his wounds later in the day, was also a member, AFP reported.

Israel's military said in a statement that the tank fire came after soldiers detonated an explosive device that had been placed near the border fence, targeting its troops. It said the device had been hidden inside a pair of fence cutters.

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