Israeli artillery shelling has killed two Palestinians and injured another in the central besieged Gaza Strip, medics say.
Palestinian emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said two people were killed and one was injured in an “artillery shelling east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp” in Gaza on Tuesday, AFP reported.
The Israeli military claims the army has targeted the Palestinians who were trying to “fire rockets” into Israel.
In April, a series of Israeli airstrikes killed at least 19 Palestinians in the occupied territories.
On May 15, the Israeli military gunned down over two dozen people among those marking Israel’s 1948 occupation of Palestine, known as the Nakba Day or “the day of the catastrophe.”
In 1948, Israeli forces displaced some 700,000 Palestinians, forcing them to flee to different countries.
The Israeli regime also laid an economic siege on the Gaza Strip in June 2007 after the democratically-elected Hamas lawmakers took over the administration of the enclave.
The blockade has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the impoverished territory.
Some 1.5 million people are being denied their basic rights, including the freedom of movement and their rights to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education.