World Bulletin / News Desk
Five Palestinians, including two children, were injured by Israeli artillery fire south of the Gaza Strip early on Friday.
"The five sustained shrapnel wounds after an artillery shell hit near their home in Khuza'a village in the southern city of Khan Younis, Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodrah told Anadolu Agency.
Two children and a pregnant woman were among those injured in the attack, the spokesman said.
A mosque was also hit by an Israeli artillery fire in the area.
Israel has mounted attacks in the Gaza Strip and a massive detention campaign in the West Bank since three Jewish settlers went missing in the occupied territory two weeks ago.
Israel accuses Gaza-based Hamas movement of kidnapping the three settlers, a claim the Palestinian resistance faction denies.
Since the trio was first reported missing in mid-June, at least eight Palestinians have been killed and hundreds arrested – including several Hamas-affiliated lawmakers.
No group has thus far claimed responsibility for the settlers' disappearance.Last Mod: 27 Haziran 2014, 10:11