Israeli shelling kills two in Gaza

GAZA, Israeli shelling at a location to the east of Jabaliya, north of the Gaza Strip, killed two Palestinians on Tuesday, confirmed the Ministry of Health.

It said Ahmad Morjan and Abed el-Hafeth el-Sillawi, both aged 23, were killed in the shelling, adding that no injuries were brought to hospital.

The two were said to be members of Hamas.

Israel claimed it fired a shell at Palestinians who had opened fire at an Israeli army post near the Gaza border.

The army issued orders to Israelis living on the Gaza periphery to be ready to enter the shelters in case rockets start falling from Gaza.

The incident is expected to shatter efforts by Egypt and the United Nations to reach a long term truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency