TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A Palestinian was killed by Israeli tank fire into northern Gaza Monday, the Health Ministry in the coastal enclave said.
The ministry named the dead man as Mohammad al-Rudeia, 30, and said another man was wounded, AFP reported on Tuesday.
Eyewitnesses said the tank strike targeted an observation point belonging to a Palestinian resistance group.
A statement by Hamas’ military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, hailed Rudeia as a fighter.
Separately Monday, the Health Ministry announced the death of Palestinian Nasser al-Areenee, shot by Israeli forces a “number of days ago” east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip.
The ministry didn’t provide further details.
At least 121 Palestinians have been killed during weeks of unrest since March 30, when they began calling to be allowed to return to their historic homelands inside occupied territories.
The majority were killed during protests along the border, including at least 62 on May 14. Others have been killed in airstrikes.
In other developments, the Israeli army raided a Palestinian refugee camp in the occupied West Bank early Monday in a hunt for suspects in the killing of a soldier.
Dozens of Israeli troops entered the Amari refugee camp in Ramallah, closing off all the entrances.
At least 13 Palestinians were lightly or moderately wounded during the raid as clashes broke out, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, with soldiers firing tear gas and bullets.
Residents said a number of Palestinians were arrested. Israeli forces later withdrew from the camp.
It came days after an Israeli soldier was killed during a raid inside the camp. Sgt. Ronen Lubarsky of the Duvdevan special forces unit was struck on the head by a stone block thrown during an arrest raid Thursday and died early Saturday.
Israeli media said the block was a granite slab dropped from a third-floor window. Those responsible were not arrested at the time.
Israeli forces regularly carry out night raids in Palestinian-governed parts of the West Bank to arrest suspects they accuse of “militant” activities against Israel.
Amari, home to around 6,000 Palestinians according to the United Nations, is a regular flashpoint where Israeli raids have sparked fierce clashes in the past.