Two Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire

israel1 GAZA, Israel, PALESTINE

Two Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip by Israeli army fire in retaliation for an explosion targeting its soldiers yesterday, Palestinian medical sources said today.

The two Palestinians were killed east of the city of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, according to the same sources.

Palestinian eyewitnesses said the victims were hit by fire near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian enclave controlled by Islamist Hamas.

The Israeli military said in a statement that it had fired "warning shots" at a group of Palestinians who were "suspiciously" approaching the border fence.

Israel has launched airstrikes against 18 "Hamas terrorist targets" in the Gaza Strip since a car bomb exploded near the border and a missile fired from the Gaza Strip hit a town near the border. at the border.