KHAN YOUNIS, (PIC)-- The Qassam Brigades said that an IOF tank exploded when it was hit with two RPG's fired by the resistance, Friday morning, during an incursion of occupation forces into the Fakhari neighbourhood to the east of the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis.
A statement published by the Qassam Brigades said that its fighters fired two RPG's at 5:40 am at an occupation tank that rolled into the Fakhari neighbourhood to the west of the Sofa crossing, adding that the two missiles hit the tank directly resulting in the explosion of the tank.
The Qassam fighters also fired ten mortar bombs at the invading occupation forces.
The statement further warned that the Qassam fighters were ready to confront "Zionist enemy conceit" and resist any invasion of the Gaza Strip, promising to "teach the occupation hard lessons at the doors of the Gaza Strip."
Local sources said that the IOF bulldozed vast tracts of land, raided a number of homes and detained a number of citizens.
Medical sources said that three wounded Palestinians were being treated at the Gaza European hospital and that at least one Palestinian was killed when an Israeli airplane fired two missiles at an abattoir in the area.
Local sources also said that a large number of Palestinians were kidnapped by the invading forces and detained them in the open as human shields.
Meanwhile, the IOF admitted that one soldier was injured when the tank was targeted by the resistance.