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  11/8/2012, Cheshvan 23, 5773

Gaza Source: Israeli Tanks Operating near Khan Yunis


A Gaza source claimed, Thursday, that a 13-year-old boy was killed by Israeli helicopter fire, according to Agency France Presse. Spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra of the Hamas-run health ministry was quoted by the news agency as saying "Hmeid Yunis Abu-Daqqa was killed by bullets fired from an Israeli helicopter during an incursion in Abasan and Al-Qarara," two neighborhoods east of the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis.

Witnesses told AFP that Israeli tanks carried out an incursion in the area and exchanged fire with terrorists who fired mortars at them. The Israel Defense Forces could not immediately confirm details of the incident.