KHAN YOUNIS, (PIC)-- The IOF troops fired a ground-to-ground missile on Wednesday evening on the Tel Kulaibo area to the east of Jabalia, northern Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinian children and wounding three other citizens, thus increasing the Palestinian death toll to six victims in 48 hours.

Palestinian medical sources in the Shahid Kamal Odwan hospital confirmed that the ambulances rushed to the scene to transfer the torn bodies of Abdo Abu Askar, 15, and Mohamed Kallab, 14, to the hospital in addition to three other Palestinians who suffered minor and medium shrapnel wounds.

In retaliation to the Israeli ongoing aggressions against the Palestinian people, the Salahuddin Brigades, the armed wing of the popular resistance committees, announced that they fired on Wednesday evening nine homemade rockets on the Israeli settlement outposts of Sderot, Majdal (Ashkelon) and Kfar Ra'im in addition to other Israeli military posts.

For its part, the Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, claimed responsibility for firing on Wednesday evening four homemade rockets on the Israeli Sderot settlement outpost.

The IOF troops had lately escalated their aggressions on the Palestinian people, where they assaulted Palestinian prisoners and killed one of them in addition to assassinating two resistance fighters in Jenin and a senior official in the interior ministry while he was boarding his car.

In a new Israeli escalation, Palestinian local sources confirmed to a PIC reporter that Israeli special forces infiltrated at dawn Thursday into Fakhari village to the southeast of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, storming a number of Palestinian houses.

The sources added that the IOF troops, reinforced by tanks and bulldozers and amid intensive flying of fighter jets, detained and interrogated Palestinian citizens, while the Israeli bulldozers were sabotaging agricultural lands.