Israeli forces invaded al-Bureij refugee camp in Gaza early on Thursday, killing three Palestinians including atoddler and a Hamas member.
An Israeli soldier was also killed and six were injured in clashes at the camp with Palestinian resistance fighters after helicopters launched an air strike, targeting them.
Meanwhile, in Hebron, Ziyad al-Shuweiki, leader of the military wing of Islamic Jihad in Hebron and Abd al-Rahim al-Quaiq, his deputy, were killed when Israeli forces surrounded a house in the city.
The two resistance fighters had taken refuge in the house and the Israelis opened heavy fire on it, Aljazeera’s correspondent in Palestine reported.
And in another incident in Rafah, in the south Gaza strip, one Palestinian was killed during another Israeli invasion.
The Israeli forces also arrested seven people in Jenin, including two foreign female volunteers, as they attempted to provide Palestinian families held by Israeli forces with food.
The invasions came a day after 27 pilots refused to carry out missions in the occupied territories.
“We, veteran pilots and active pilots alike…are opposed to carrying out illegal and immoral attacks, of the type carried out by Israel in the territories”
The pilots sent a letter to the Israeli air force commander declaring their refusal to carry out duties, which included political assassinations of Hamas activists, in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
“We, veteran pilots and active pilots alike…are opposed to carrying out illegal and immoral attacks, of the type carried out by Israel in the territories,” one of the pilot’s said on Wednesday on Israeli television.
“We…refuse to take part in air force attacks in civilian population centres,” said another pilot.
The pilots are believed to be regulars and reservists. They recently submitted a petition opposing the missions to air force head General Dan Haloutz, reported Israeli radio.
Israeli servicemen can be jailed for refusing to carry out orders.