Eyewitnesses reported on Saturday evening that an undercover unit of the Israeli army infiltrated an area east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and kidnapped five Palestinian youths, the Palestine-Info reported.
Security sources in Gaza confirmed the attack, and stated a number of armored Israeli military vehicles carried out a limited invasion into Al Qarara town, near Khan Younis, while the undercover units kidnapped the five teens.
Soldiers opened fire at random while withdrawing from the area; no injuries were reported.
Eyewitnesses said that Israeli drones and Apaches choppers were flying over the area while the army was operating in it. The whereabouts of the kidnapped teens remain unknown.
International Middle East Media Center