|[ 07/09/2009 - 10:21 AM ]|
BEIT LAHIA, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped three Palestinian citizens near the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Lahia during an incursion on Sunday evening, local sources reported.
The sources told PIC reporter that an IOF armored unit advanced hundreds of meters into northern Gaza at the outskirts of Beit Lahia and kidnapped three citizens whose identity was not known yet.
The Nasser Salahuddin Brigades, the armed wing of the popular resistance committees, said its fighters blasted two explosive devices in the invading unit.
It said that the IOF was hiding its losses, and added that the operation was in response to the ceaseless IOF crimes against the Palestinian people.
In a later development, an IOF chopper fired a missile at an open area north of Beit Lahia but no casualties were reported.