RAMALLAH Feb 20 (JMCC) - Three Palestinian civilians were injured Saturday morning by Israeli tank fire near Kissufim military base in the occupied Gaza Strip.
Israeli officials said that the military had fired upon armed gunmen approaching the Gaza-Israel border fence.
Palestinian sources confirmed that armed Palestinians and Israeli special forces exchanged fire in the Qarara area, east of Khan Younis.
Military helicopters arrived on the scene and began firing from the air.
The area has experienced clashes ever since the Israeli military discovered a large bomb nearby just over a week ago.