Two Palestinians killed in Israeli tank shelling in Gaza
Two Palestinian members of Hamas were killed after an Israeli raid on northern Gaza on Tuesday, the Gaza Ministry of Health confirmed in a statement.
The ministry identified the two men as Ahmed Abdallah Marjan, 23, and Abd al-Hafez Mohammed al-Silawi, 23.
The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, confirmed that the two men were members.
The spokesperson of the Israeli army confirmed that an Israeli tank targeted an al-Qassam Brigades site, from which shots had allegedly been fired early on Tuesday.
The Israeli army posted footage on social media it said showed the two al-Qassam members shooting towards Israeli troops on Tuesday morning.
According to the Palestine Media Centre, the shelling targeted the Asqalan site, run by al-Qassam, in northern Gaza.
More than 160 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza since 30 March, which marked the beginning of the Great March of Return protests.