Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza strip launched five home-made shells at Israeli targets in the northern part of Israel on Thursday morning.
The attack targeted Israeli military instillations near the Israeli town of Ashkilon and the nearby settlement of Birri located in the Negev desert.

Al Qudes brigades, an off-shoot of Islamic Jihad movement in Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack, and stated that in comes in response to the assassination of three of its members in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday.

On Wednesday undercover Israeli troops entered the refugee camp in a civilian car with Palestinian license plates and chased Ashraf Al-Saadi aged 25, a leader of Al-Quds Brigades.

Al-Sa’adi attempted to escape and Palestinian resistance fighters clashed with the Israeli army unit. Al-Sadi, who has been ‘wanted’ by the Israeli army for two years was killed, along with Mohammad Abu Na’feh and Ala’ Breikeh who were also operatives of the Islamic Jihad movement. One Israeli undercover soldier and a 12 year old female Palestinian bystander were injured during the operation.

Israeli sources reported that the shells landed in open space and cased no injuries, but reported damage.