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According to the International Middle East Media Center:
18 Palestinian civilians were killed and scores injured on Wednesday morning due to Israeli army shelling residents' houses in the Town of Beit Hannoun, north of the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian sources reported that army tanks stationed at the Israeli – Gaza borders shelled residents' houses. The Al Othmani family house that consists of four apartments, was leveled to the ground and the number of houses sustained heavy damage, causing a high number of deaths and injuries.
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According to medical sources, 5 of the 18 killed were moved to Kamal Adawan hospital and the other 13 were moved to Beit Hannoun Hospital. Doctors said that they were unable to identify most of the killed civilians because the bodes arrived severely mutilated. Doctors added that there are the critical among the wounded, which led the doctors to say the number of the killed may increase.
Earlier at around 1:00 am on Wednesday, several tanks and army bulldozers invaded the town of Beit Hannoun, destroyed some farm lands and fired at residents' houses causing damage to their property, eyewitnesses reported.
The Israeli army has redeployed around Beit Hannoun on Tuesday morning after a six-day military operation that left 63 Palestinians dead and more than 150 wounded.