Israeli soldier killed, 4 injured in Gaza

PressTV –  Sat Jan 8, 2011 4:27AM

One Israeli soldier has been killed and four others injured by resistance fighters in the Gaza Strip during clashes that saw Tel Aviv warplanes carrying out airstrikes.

The clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian fighters took place east of the town of Khan Yunis in the Palestinian stretch of land on Friday, a Press TV correspondent reported.

A mortar exploded “accidentally” and killed one soldier and injured four others when Palestinian fighters opened fire along the Gaza border, an Israeli army spokesman said.

Witnesses say Israeli forces fired tank shells and rockets during the 20-minute exchange of fire. Moreover, Israeli warplanes staged airstrikes in the area.

A Palestinian was also injured during the exchange of fire.

In another incident, Israeli helicopters attacked al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza. There were no immediate reports of Palestinian casualties.

Israel regularly carries out air and ground assaults on the besieged coastal strip, killing and wounding Palestinians.

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PressTV – Israeli soldier killed, 4 injured in Gaza.

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