Several Israeli military vehicles entered the Gaza Strip near al-Bureij refugee camp Sept. 12, according to local Palestinian sources. Eyewitnesses reported that an Israeli military force penetrated 60 meters into the Strip and opened fire on Palestinian homes. Helicopters were seen flying overhead of the invading forces, appearing to give cover to the ground troops. The soldiers detained a farm guard, identified as Salah Tawil, who was released some hours later following an interrogation. (Maan News Agency, Sept 12)
Meanwhile, two young Gazan men were killed and at least three others injured in the latest tunnel collapse near Rafah in the southern Strip Saturday, medics confirmed. Gaza authorities are still searching for others who may be trapped in the rubble. (Maan News Agency, Sept. 12)
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