Three Israel Defense Forces soldiers were moderately and lightly injured on Friday when their armored vehicle drove over an explosive device south of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip.
The soldiers were operating against the terror infrastructure and Qassam cells. The injured have been treated at the Soroka hospital in Beer Sheba.
Soldiers injured in Gaza are treated by comrades (Photo: Tsfror Aviov)
The al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Fatah's military wing, and the Islamic Jihad took responsibility for the attack.
A statement issued by both groups said the device carried 50 kilos of explosives.
Palestinian sources in northern reported Friday afternoon that a Palestinian child was killed by IDF fire. The child was identified as 10-year-old Abed el-Aziz Salman.
This raises the number of Palestinians killed in Gaza Friday morning to two. Earlier, a Hamas activist was killed by IDF soldiers.
On Thursday an Israel Defense Forces soldier was injured by an anti-tank missile that gunmen fired towards a vehicle he was driving in the northern Gaza Strip.
Two soldiers were lightly injured in another anti-tank attack in the northern Strip.
Also Thursday, a 57-year-old grandmother blew herself up near IDF troops operating in the Jabaliya refugee camp. Three soldiers were lightly injured in the attack.
Qassam attacks against Israeli communities continued Friday with three rockets fired at the western Negev.
One of the rockets damaged shops in the Shaar Hanegev community.
Ali Waked contributed to this report