Palestinians: Two cousins killed in Gaza blast

Two Palestinian cousins were killed and a third was critically wounded on Wednesday in a blast in northern Gaza, a Palestinian health official said. Witnesses said an IDF tank shell exploded near Beit Hanun. The IDF confirmed that a tank fired a shell in the area, Army Radio reported. Dr. Moaiya Hassanain of the Palestinian Health Ministry, amending his initial report of three dead, said 10-year-old Mahmoud Ghazal and his 12-year-old cousin Yehiya Ghazal were killed. Their 10-year-old cousin Sara Ghazal was critically injured, he said.