Ma'an News Agency
December 4, 2009 - 1:00am

The military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees announced their launch of a projectile aimed at Israeli forces in central Gaza on Thursday night.

An An-Nasser Brigades statement said a mortar shell was launched at a force of Israeli soldiers as they attempted to penetrate the Gaza Strip east of the Al-Bureij Refugee Camp.

An Israeli military official confirmed the incident, saying a mortar shell was launched in the direction of troops patrolling on the Israeli side of the Gaza border near the Kissufim military base. The official said the launch followed clashes with Palestinian gunmen.

According to the military, Palestinians in the area fired an anti-tank projectile at the patrol and opened fire on them. The forces responded by firing at their attackers. The official said there were no casualties or damages, but noted that the mortar shell followed the attack by a few minutes.


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