Gaza City: Israeli artillery fire killed
a Palestinian and wounded two in the Gaza Strip on Saturday,
Palestinian emergency services said in statements denied by
All three, aged in their twenties, were taken to Shifa
hospital in Gaza. Their identities were not immediately known.
The shooting took place in an area east of Gaza City,
the medics said, adding that the Israelis opened fire after
Palestinian mortar shells were fired into the south of the
An Israeli military spokesman categorically denied
that the army was involved in the incident, describing it as
"an internal Palestinian affair."
He did not elaborate but told that a mortar shell
had been fired yesterday from the Gaza Strip without causing
casualties or damage where it landed in the western sector of
the Negev desert.